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Hillary: SecState Will Be Last Public Position

By Wyatt Earp | December 5, 2010

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has repeatedly denied that she will run for president or vice-president in 2012. Many people – myself included – thought that these denials were suspect. On Friday, however, Clinton reinforced her previous denials by stating that her current appointment would be her “last public position.”

Wow, I guess she’s serious.

At a town hall meeting appearance in Manama, Bahrain on Friday, Clinton denied intentions to run for either president or vice president on the ticket with President Obama, who defeated her in the 2008 Democratic presidential primary. Some experts have also speculated that she could replace Robert Gates next year when he retires as secretary of defense.

“I think I will serve as secretary of state as my last public position,” she said. Clinton’s career has included her current position as secretary of state and eight years in the Senate representing New York.

Wow. I’m gonna say something that may come as a shock, but I feel badly for Hillary. No, I have never been a big fan of the woman, but I think she would have been a much better president than the man currently occupying the office. In any other year, she would have breezed through the primaries and the general, making history as the first woman president. Unfortunately for her, she was overtaken by that HopeyChange garbage.

Now, she’ll pass up a terrific chance to unseat a sitting president in a primary. I’m sorry, but I just don’t get that at all.

Topics: Politics | 19 Comments »

19 Responses to “Hillary: SecState Will Be Last Public Position”

  1. Randal Graves Says:
    December 5th, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    She “thinks” it will be her last public position. The door is slightly ajar.

  2. Wyatt Earp Says:
    December 5th, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    Randal – It is until she gets some feeler numbers for a run at a different position, I guess. But 2012 is her last shot at POTUS. She’ll be too old in 2016.

  3. Jon Brooks Says:
    December 5th, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    I’m with Randal, ‘thinks’ in Poli-speech usually means its changable at any time and probably will. If we haven’t seen hide-nor-hair of her until 2020 then I’ll believe it.

  4. proof Says:
    December 5th, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    Hillary’s last “public position”? Bill would probably say “missionary”.

    Don’t count Hillary out yet. Two years is a long time in politics. This is damage control. She will “reluctantly” allow herself to be “drafted” if she can repair some of the wikileak damage.

  5. Ingineer66 Says:
    December 5th, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    I agree with you that she would have been much better than the current occupant of the White House, but you can never count the Clintons out when it comes to public offense. I would not trust her until she has a stake through her heart.

  6. Lou Says:
    December 5th, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    Maybe she wants to spend more time with Bill?

    She’ll run again. This is “testing the waters”, nothing more.

  7. AJ Lynch Says:
    December 5th, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    If we take her at her word, I’d say we have dodged a bullet.

  8. dragonlady474 Says:
    December 5th, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    I too think she would have been a much better president.

  9. RogerDee Says:
    December 5th, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    Proof, you beat me to it again, damnit.

  10. Wyatt Earp Says:
    December 5th, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    Jon – Maybe, but I still think she’ll be too old by 2016.

    Proof – Thanks. I just threw up in my mouth a little.

    Ingineer66 – The article threw out a suggestion of SecDef. Can you imagine her as SecDef? *shudder*

    Lou – By sticking her naked little toe into the pond?

    AJ – I would agree.

    DL474 – She’s a liberal. Obama is a leftist. Big difference there.

    Roger – Do not encourage him!

  11. Rick Says:
    December 5th, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    It ain’t over till it’s over.
    Yogi Berra

    I do not think we have seen the last of Hillary just yet.

  12. Wyatt Earp Says:
    December 5th, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    Rick – Until her Playboy spread. Sorry about that.

  13. andycanuck Says:
    December 5th, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    As long as her last public position doesn’t include the number 69, I don’t care.

    Sorry about that.

  14. Rides A Pale Horse Says:
    December 6th, 2010 at 2:28 am

    One definition of a duck fits the Klintons.

    “Calm and collected on the surface and paddling like Hell below.”

    She’ll run.

  15. Jennifer Gallagher Says:
    December 6th, 2010 at 10:16 am

    I won’t be sorry to see her go. Hillary is a committed progressive which means she’s a committed socialist. I don’t want to see her commit us to more socialism we’ve had enough already, time to do something else it’s not working. I think Hillary would have been just as bad or worse than Obama because Hillary already knew where the plans to socialized medicine were and all she had to do is dust them off. Obama had to have the teleprompter read him the instructions.

  16. Robert B. Says:
    December 6th, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    As bad as our current president is, think of how long we would have to endure Hill & Bill. Obama is a one-termer. Hillary would have boiled the frog on lower heat and gotten re-elected.

  17. Wyatt Earp Says:
    December 6th, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    Andy – Thanks for that. Now I won’t keep a meal down for a week.

    RAPH – I wouldn’t rule it out, but she keeps saying she won’t.

    Jennifer – She is definitely smarter than Obama, but what’s that saying?

    Robert B – INCORRECT! I would bet my house that Obama gets re-elected. Never underestimate the stupidity of the electorate.

  18. Wes S. Says:
    December 6th, 2010 at 5:22 pm

    At this point, I’m not sure Hillary could unseat Obama. She signed on with his administration, and has tarred herself with the same brush.

    Obama and Hillary’s “smart power” was revealed to be a laughingstock almost from the beginning. Remember the Russian-language “reset button” Hillary presented to Vladimir Putin right off the bat that, as the Russians laughingly informed her, actually was labeled “overload?”

    Whoever takes over in 2012 is going to be faced with a bankrupted domestic economy and our network of foreign alliances and trade agreements in ruins. In the case of the former, Hillary has no experience with anything but spending other peoples’ money, so she won’t be of much help. And with the latter, well, that’s a mess she helped to create.

  19. richard mcenroe Says:
    December 6th, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    She’s finished as a President; Obama co-opted her positions and ruined the healthcare plan that would have been her centerpiece.

    I don’t think she would have been a better president, I think she would have been a better thief, much more subtle and sophisticated about it than those grubby-handed Chicago shoplifters. But she has too long a history of documented dirty dealings of her own, from the Watergate onward, to have been anything but a disaster as President.