Hillary Clinton 2012?
Rumors are circulating stronger than ever that Hillary Clinton is quietly preparing a possible run for President in 2012.
As Barack Obama’s poll numbers remain tepid, and angry voters prepare to strike out against the Democrat Party in the 2010 midterms, Secretary of State and former candidate for President Hillary Clinton is attempting to broker peace in the Middle East. Back in the States though, a movement within the Democrat Party establishment to convince Hillary to run for President in 2012 is underway – and word is, Hillary Clinton is becoming increasingly open to the idea.
But has Hillary ever not been open to such suggestions? While her public comments have persistently indicated disinterest in running for the White House again, the actions of those around her would indicate a different story altogether. Take for instance her campaign’s sly move to take her General Election funds and turn them over to her 2012 Senate campaign fund. That allowed Clinton to keep those funds and not have to return them to donors. Clinton is no longer a New York Senator though, so what use would she have for such funds if not to wage another political campaign? The amount is in the millions by the way.
And what of Clinton’s primary public relations firm buying up the domain name HRC2012. That took place the day before Hillary declared Obama the winner for the Democrat nomination in 2008. Her firm still owns that domain name. Why, if not to run another political campaign?
Fear is growing from within the Obama White House over just such a possibility, so much so that speculative stories regarding a possible Hillary Clinton as Vice President scenario have been leaked out over the past few months no doubt to gain a public reaction to such a possibility. The Obama team’s concern over a possible Clinton run in 2012 is not without merit – a poll taken this past summer showed voters believing Hillary could defeat Obama by a substantial margin in a Democrat Party primary.
Hillary 2012? It might just be a reality in the making…