Game Change Authors: Hillary in 2016?

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

This is interesting.

“Game Change” authors Mark Halperin and John Heilemann appeared on MSNBC’s morning blab show Morning Joe on Wednesday and both predicted there is a high probability that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will run for president in 2016.

“What are the odds this morning that Hillary Clinton for president in 2016?” asked co-host Willie Geist.

“99.4%,” said Heilemann. “I think very high.”

“A little lower,” added Halperin. “I think that if Joe Biden wins reelection and runs, she’s much less likely to run.”

The conversation took place in the context of a New York Times piece by Maureen Dowd titled “Don’t Tread On Us,” which argued Hillary Clinton would be a stronger presidential candidate on women’s issues than is Obama.

SOURCE: POLITICO

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12 Responses to Game Change Authors: Hillary in 2016?

  1. DMason says:

    Hill says no more elections. She wants to write, teach and one day, be a grandmother. Who knows if she would run again? I wanted her to challenge Obama for 2012 but, she’s the penultimate team player and didn’t want to rain on Obama’s parade. She is a natural leader and doesn’t care about the approval of the Republican thugs. Something Obama shies away from. She’s tough and very smart.

  2. Rachel says:

    Hillary knows where the bodies are buried. She terrifies Boehner, McConnell and Cantor. Like David said, she won’t back down unlike Obama who runs for cover if Boehner shouts “boo.” Too bad she didn’t win the nomination back in 2008. She would’ve made a fine Commander in Chief.

  3. Harry says:

    Who else do the Dems have to run in 2016? Joe Biden? Puhleeze.

  4. Randy Arroyo says:

    Biden in 2016? Well, that will hand the General Election to the Repugs.

  5. Joe in Colorado says:

    In many ways, Hillary will be the leader of the Democratic party then. Obama will be out of office and presumably, giving lucrative speeches then. He will be yesterday, but Hillary will still be half of the Clinton team and the Clintons will still be the leaders of the party.

  6. feminazi says:

    Joe is correct. The Clintons will be relevant long after Obama is gone and getting rich on the lecture circuit. I can’t see Hillary ever really retiring from politics. Politics is in her blood. Of course, two or three grandkids could upset the equation. I understand this completely.

  7. I’m not convinced she will run again. 2008 was an ugly experience by all accounts and I get the impression, left a bitter taste in Hillary’s mouth.

    I see her teaching and writing but not on the campaign trail.

  8. Fran says:

    Hillary looks bedrazzled of late. 9 years of wrangling in congress, impeachment trial of her then president/husband over infidelity, and trotting the globe as Sec. of State in a tumultuous time, has worn her out.
    The party of NO has really made being a member of congress one constant fight.
    One can only take so much gridlock in a lifetime.

  9. onefly says:

    Sorry but who the fuck cares. The left needs to focus on the now not the later. It’s only a diversion from the issues at hand like always and it works good.

  10. ajihani says:

    I think it is time for the Democratic party to look forward and not backward. The Clintons are so very 1992. Tell me how they are germane to 2012?

    Let’s turn a page and move forward.

  11. TOM339 says:

    I’ll believe it when it happens.

  12. Did you read the latest book — HRC? It’s a great read into Hillary and the upcoming election.

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