At This Point, Who Doesn’t Want Hillary To Run?
9:30 am, April 3rd | by Laura Donovan
No matter your politics, you cannot argue that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton isn’t a cool lady. Even comedian Jason Segel thinks she’s funny, and conservatives have argued that she’s tougher than President Barack Obama. That’s why we’re far from shocked that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is the latest woman in power to urge the former first lady to seek oval office.
“I would love to see Secretary Clinton become the nominee for President in 2016,” Pelosi said during an appearance in the 92nd Street Y in Manhattan over the weekend, according to Shift. “I do think the Secretary should entertain the thought of running in 2016. Hasn’t she been a magnificent Secretary of State?”
Yup. So much so that New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has also come out in favor of a Clinton ticket, telling BuzzFeed last month that she would “be one of the first to ask Hillary to run in 2016″:
“I think she would be incredibly well-poised to be our next Democratic president. I think she’s extremely well prepared. Her experience as Secretary of State has not only elevated her stature and experience, but she’s proven she’s someone who can get things done and I think she’d be an outstanding candidate.”
The next question is whether Clinton will run as she has been encouraged to do. Gillibrand said she hopes the Secretary of State runs again. Hillary’s husband, Bill said Monday that he thinks his wife will stick to her statement that she won’t run for president again, but that he’d support whatever decision she were to go with:
“I believe she’s being absolutely honest with you when she says she doesn’t think she’ll go back into politics…But if she comes home and we do this foundation stuff for the rest of our lives I’ll be happy. If she changes her mind and decides to run I’ll be happy.”
At this rate, who is going to come out and say Clinton isn’t experienced or good enough for the role?