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Hillary rejected VP slot to ready her own 2016 run
The Washington Examiner ^ | August 17, 2012 | 11:54 am | Paul Bedard

Posted on 08/17/2012 9:18:11 AM PDT by null and void

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was pressed by her husband and a top Obama aide to consider replacing Vice President Joe Biden just a couple of weeks ago, claims the author of the New York Times bestseller "The Amateur."

But Clinton, exhausted from four years of international travel and diplomacy, shrugged off the suggestion to lay the groundwork for her own 2016 bid with her husband at her side, according to author Ed Klein.

"As recently as a couple of weeks ago, the White House was putting out feelers to see if Hillary Clinton was interested in replacing Joe Biden on the ticket," Klein told Secrets. "Bill Clinton, I'm told, was urging his wife to accept the number two spot if it was formally offered. Bill sees the vice presidency as the perfect launching pad for Hillary to run for president in 2016."

He made similar comments Thursday night to CNBC's Larry Kudlow. The White House has dismissed speculation of a Clinton for Biden swap despite a string of recent gaffes by the vice president.

Klein, whose book is No. 2 on the NYT bestseller list, quoted unnamed sources who revealed that top Obama aide Valerie Jarrett put the vice presidency on the table during a lunch with the secretary of state. "The lunch was ostensibly about policy issues, but the subject of the vice presidency came up," he said. "Hillary told Valerie Jarrett that she was not interested in running as Obama's vice president."

Klein said she cited two reasons: If elected, she didn't want to be tied to Obama's left-leaning politics in her own 2016 bid. Second, if Obama loses, she would be tarred as a loser.

New on Friday: Klein told Secrets that Bill Clinton is working fast to get a 2016 Hillary for President campaign up and going. His sources told him that Clinton is sniffing around for a major donor to offer up a jet for the potential candidate to use. Also, Klein said, Clinton is looking for somebody to take over the Clinton Global Initiative "so that he can devote his full time to Hillary's campaign."

Klein has sources deep in the Clinton camp and he said that they said she is eager for a rest followed by a makeover. "She clearly is exhausted. She needs to lose weight and get her energy back for a four-year slog."

He added that Obama has never talked to Clinton about replacing Biden. The reason, said Klein, is that Obama was afraid she would turn him down and Bill Clinton would leak the snub to the media.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: clinton; democrats; elections; hillarita; hillary; hillary2012; hillary2016; hitlery; hitleryrottenclinton; nanny911; soshillary
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To: GOPJ

I think we can bank on a replacement for Biden being in the works!

It is very true that the press has been giving unusual coverage to his gaffes...and they wouldn’t do that without permission from “above.”


101 posted on 08/17/2012 11:48:52 AM PDT by livius
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To: SMARTY
Billy Boy would be a definate boat anchor around her neck.

Yeah, but running as a Widow would be a resume enhancer.

If I'm Bill C, I hire a really good food-taster. Pronto.

102 posted on 08/17/2012 11:58:24 AM PDT by wbill
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To: wbill
Right, as I said, she'd be much more attractive to voters without him.

However, she'd NEVER be an appealing choice for ME. On her own Evita has way TOO much baggage and even if I was Liberal, I couldn't seriously consider someone who has reinvented herself so many times.

Which Evita avatar will be running for President, I wonder?

103 posted on 08/17/2012 12:23:36 PM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: null and void

the Vice President is chosen as assasination insurance, Palin’s comment was merely tongue in cheek taunting


104 posted on 08/17/2012 12:23:47 PM PDT by KTM rider
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To: Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows
First stop, DANCING WITH THE STARS.


105 posted on 08/17/2012 12:25:02 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Only Obama put a dog on the roof of his mouth. Dogs are friends, not food.)
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To: Jeff Head
she will go down helping us take the Kenyan down.

And if she does help take the Kenyan down (and I never thought I'd say this) GOD bless her!

106 posted on 08/17/2012 12:26:38 PM PDT by Marathoner (GTFO: January 21, 2013)
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To: KTM rider

Wrong. The VP is chosen as impeachment insurance.

As such the choice is decidedly not someone an enemy of America would want to keep out of the Oval Office, quite the opposite.


107 posted on 08/17/2012 12:27:39 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1306 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...)
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To: null and void

Isn’t Moochelle running in 2016?


108 posted on 08/17/2012 12:51:12 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: a fool in paradise

109 posted on 08/17/2012 12:55:30 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: hitchwolf
I do not believe this at all, not even for a second.

Then you are wise, Skywalker, because the bitch be running with scissors NOW.

But for comic relief, I have to note this quote: "If elected, she didn't want to be tied to Obama's left-leaning politics in her own 2016 bid."

Bwahahahahaha!

110 posted on 08/17/2012 2:07:07 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: null and void

Valerie Jarrett. She’s co-president already.


111 posted on 08/17/2012 2:24:07 PM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: Lou L

Hillary hasnt had any ideas since her healthcare debacle of 1994.


112 posted on 08/17/2012 5:36:35 PM PDT by WOSG (REPEAL AND REPLACE OBAMA. He stole America’s promise!)
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To: null and void

By then all that will remain of the miserable old battle-axe will be one big wrinkle.


113 posted on 08/17/2012 5:49:31 PM PDT by RobinOfKingston (The instinct toward liberalism is located in the part of the brain called the rectal lobe.)
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To: Friend of the Friendless

If Romney is President she can run as the conservative candidate...


114 posted on 08/17/2012 7:21:10 PM PDT by BurningOak (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2830849/reply?c=1)
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To: null and void

Obama and Hillary...Napolean and Snowball.


115 posted on 08/17/2012 7:57:57 PM PDT by ebshumidors ( Marksmanship and YOUR heritage http://www.appleseedinfo.org)
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To: null and void

Hillary Clinton will be almost 70 years old in four years. She will never be elected president. If Romney wins, I look for him to serve only four years because he’ll also be about 70 when his first term is over. He’ll hand the mantle off to Paul Ryan, who could be elected at the age of 47, serve eight years as president and still be in his mid-50s when his two terms are done. It’s time for old foggies to get out of the way and make room for the new generation of republican leaders. Sarah Palin could also be elected president and still be in her 40s.


116 posted on 08/17/2012 9:55:54 PM PDT by NKP_Vet
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To: null and void
Jarrett is obviously feeling pretty negative about an Obama win in November. NOBODY votes for a president based on the Vice President choice. Did having Biden do anything for the ticket at the start? The VP slot only strengthens the whole ticket for challengers to the incumbent. If Obama threw Biden under the bus for Hillary, he would be signaling his desperation to the world and he would fall flat on his face. Romney and Ryan could easily get eight years and I think Ryan could also win election after that. By then, the Hill would be older than the hill. I do not see her EVER being president - thank GOD!
117 posted on 08/17/2012 10:11:49 PM PDT by boatbums (God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to Him.)
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To: Col Frank Slade

THAT will be the debate to watch! Can’t wait.


118 posted on 08/17/2012 10:33:22 PM PDT by boatbums (God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to Him.)
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To: null and void

Hil’s a proper ‘Rat. All rats instinctively understand, you abandon sinking ships.


119 posted on 08/17/2012 10:42:05 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: donna

just comparing AGES, Donna....

as age defines the presidency.

I give the horrible human being slack, just one time to make a point about age, and I get criticized for it...sheesh ; )~


120 posted on 08/18/2012 4:31:20 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: nobamanomore

I called this one yesterday. Why would she want to tie herself to his policies even if they are hers also?


Uh, she’s already tied to the King’s policies. (just like Condoleeza Rice was tied to Bush’s policies) She’s been tied to the King’s policies for 4 years, now. So the excuse that she turned it down because she didn’t want to be tied to the King’s policies doesn’t wash.


121 posted on 08/18/2012 5:38:27 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: All

we have to start to hang the yoke of Obama’s failures on her neck as soon as we can.


122 posted on 08/18/2012 5:39:47 AM PDT by newnhdad (Where will you be during the Election Riots of 2012/2013?)
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To: null and void

So what do all of those who insisted that the King would NEVAH toss Biden under the bus have to say now?


123 posted on 08/18/2012 5:40:28 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: All

now that I think about it, she will pretty much be the last of the Democrat Leadership Council’s stars that still hold some sway. After she goes off to the speakers circuit, there will be nothing but mini-Obama’s waiting in the wings and there will not be the Chicago protection racket to cover for them.


124 posted on 08/18/2012 5:55:34 AM PDT by newnhdad (Where will you be during the Election Riots of 2012/2013?)
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To: Revolting cat!
OH! G@WD!
sitting here; having a late bfst.
almost launched it all. :-\

125 posted on 08/18/2012 8:26:12 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; w/ different flie$" :^)
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To: GOPJ

I think she will be on the ticket.. It’s just being played down to make the SURPRISE at a later date that much more powerful.


126 posted on 08/18/2012 10:37:37 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Vaquero
I knew that. I apologize for taking a cheap shot at you.

Call me a misogynist but the thought of an old man running the country makes me feel safe. The thought of an old women (especially Hillary) running the country makes me disgusted with the voters! crazy!

127 posted on 08/18/2012 11:54:57 AM PDT by donna (Republicans wont change their ways until conservatives draw the line.)
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To: SamAdams76
She’s not aging quite as gracefully.

True, Hitlary and Mittens are the same age! Both were born in 1947.


128 posted on 08/18/2012 12:38:58 PM PDT by Reeses (An optimist believes the Republicans nominated their best. A pessimist knows they did.)
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To: Reeses

Ugh, between the gingivitis/alco-breath, onion pit-stench, BO, and yeast infection...

Hosatbich down!


129 posted on 08/18/2012 12:54:33 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: donna

Misogynist ? I bet you would be first at the polls to vote if Sarah were the republican candidate. I know I would.

Not misogyny but anti-Marxist


130 posted on 08/18/2012 1:50:13 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Vaquero

Sorry, I don’t support Feminism - all those isms are the same to me.

Synonyms: Feminism, Marxism, Communism, Socialism, Fascism, Islamism, Darwinism


131 posted on 08/18/2012 1:57:56 PM PDT by donna (Republicans wont change their ways until conservatives draw the line.)
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To: donna

We agree 7 outta 8

I believe the creator used whatever method he so chose and left it for man to figure it out... Along with learning how to make everything from fire to landing on the moon.


132 posted on 08/18/2012 2:14:20 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Perdogg
1. Hillary voted for the Iraqi war resolution - that debate all over.
2. Hillary will have to explain why the DoS wanted to give Libya millions of dollars a month prior to the US campaign.
3. Hillary will have to explain why she thought Bashir al Assad was a reasonable fella.

She should also have to explain:

4. The murders of our servicemen in Afghanistan by our alleged allies.

Notice how quiet the MSM has been about these atrocities? If GWBush were still president, they would be howling over the "failed" policy of Vietnamization Afghanization. But it's Obama's failed policy, so shhhhhh...

Oh and btw, the reason these Afghan "allies" are murdering our folks? It's because our brilliant President Obama announced a withdrawal date.

What our CIC Odumbo didn't realize, or didn't care, was that his certain withdrawal date forced Afghans to take a side. And why would they pick our side? We won't be there to defend them.

133 posted on 08/18/2012 3:20:23 PM PDT by shhrubbery! (NIH!)
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To: Vaquero

Feminism, all the isms, don’t leave room for God.


134 posted on 08/18/2012 4:55:34 PM PDT by donna (Republicans wont change their ways until conservatives draw the line.)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

The clock is ticking.....she has only 16 days to join the ticket


135 posted on 08/18/2012 8:43:16 PM PDT by Perdogg (It's time to come together for America)
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To: Dr. Sivana
Imagine a chance meeting in the hall: Michelle Obama, Valerie Jarrett, Hillary Clinton.

CAT FIGHT!!!

136 posted on 08/18/2012 9:12:00 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: null and void

Hillary, the American public does not want to see their President scowling and sneering at them every time said President gets behind a microphone. Just go away.


137 posted on 08/18/2012 11:11:26 PM PDT by Ackackadack
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To: Mouton
some mistery disease

Sounds hugh and series!

138 posted on 08/18/2012 11:13:27 PM PDT by Ackackadack
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To: goodnesswins
MAO jackets seem to fit her well....


139 posted on 08/19/2012 4:57:39 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: null and void

It is widely believed that she rejected the VP spot because it might mean she must wash her hair on a more frequent basis.


140 posted on 08/19/2012 5:06:45 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: null and void

I think she may be positioning herself to be the next Secretary General of the UN.


141 posted on 08/19/2012 8:35:23 AM PDT by Catholic Iowan
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To: null and void
If elected, she didn't want to be tied to Obama's left-leaning politics in her own 2016 bid.

She prefers her own left-leaning politics.

142 posted on 08/19/2012 11:42:40 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: SamAdams76

“She’s not aging quite as gracefully...”

True, and old fat thighed women are perceived as cronelike and witchy by our culture, whereas maturing men such as Reagan can pull off the persona of attractive wise men who maintain an aura of power and ability. Maybe it is an unfair gender thing, yet it is reality and Hillary will not appeal to any male voters by 2016, young or old. (And probably not too many women either, other than perhaps the few aging die hard feminist types, themselves witchy and haglike.)


143 posted on 08/20/2012 7:23:13 AM PDT by stonehouse01 (Equal rights for unborn women)
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To: null and void

She’s benefited a lot from being in the “non-partsian” position of SOS. Being Osama’s veep or failed veep running mate hurts and doesn’t help her if she wants to run in 2016.

Quite frankly Obama winning isn’t good for her. Her best hope is Romney is in and not popular.


144 posted on 08/23/2012 4:09:23 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy
Quite frankly Obama winning isn’t good for her.

With her as Veep?

That would depend entilerly on subsequent events...

As I've been saying for many years, I'm worried about VICE President Clinton.
Think of it:

• Two years and one day into her term the first slotter gets arkincided
• Under Article XXII, she can still run for two full terms as the incumbent
• The Glorious Hillary!™ Decade begins
• Hillary uses the Patriot Act to it's fullest extent, and beyond
• At the end of the Glorious Hillary!™ Decade there is a National Emergency "temporarily" delaying the elections
• Under the pressure of the National Emergency, the 1st, 2nd and 22nd amendments are repealed
• By the time the National Emergency is over all the 'improved' source code for the touch screen electronic balloting will be in place......

Just as an aside, with the Clinton's well known love of 'ethnics', Obama is very expendable, isn't he?

145 posted on 08/23/2012 7:42:17 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1312 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: Impy
My prediction is:

1. She will take time off to rest and lose weight.

2. She will then become the DNC chair...giving her a stage and TV time until...

3. She announces she's running for POTUS at the appropriate time..

146 posted on 08/23/2012 8:54:35 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Yep she has aged quite a lot in the past twenty years.

147 posted on 08/23/2012 9:15:55 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: null and void; lonestar

Assuming he’ll win is one thing but win and then die?

If he wins it will be because Romney blows it and he will be unpopular in 2016, she would do well to be as un-associated from him as she can be, being his veep would be the worst place for her.

And being a failed veep nominee could be almost as bad especially if the reintoduction of her own scandals becomes a factor in the election. I believe that is the primary reason Osama didn’t make her his VP to begin with, he didn’t need her baggage on top of his own.


148 posted on 08/25/2012 11:44:47 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy
Assuming he’ll win is one thing but win and then die?

It's a clinton thang.

She can't assume he'll win, but she can be certain he will die on cue.

Was that clear enough, or do you need me to draw you a picture?

149 posted on 08/26/2012 9:25:18 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1315 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: Impy
Assuming he’ll win is one thing but win and then die?

It's a clinton thang.

She can't assume he'll win, but she can be certain he will die on cue.

Was that clear enough, or do you need me to draw you a picture?

150 posted on 08/26/2012 9:25:41 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1315 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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