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She has said it many times off camera. I don’t know how many times she needs to say it before people believe her. My main issue with people not believing her is that they are calling her a liar. Hillary Clinton is not a liar! Get off Hillary’s porch if that is what you are implying! (And yes, when you say, “she can change her mind,” that is exactly what you are implying. You are saying Hillary is coy. She is not. You are saying Hillary plays games. She does not!)

She has made up her mind. She has made her decision. Start listening to the vast field of candidates who are actually running. If you refuse, you are playing straight into Russia’s hand.

This is her plan. Grow up and deal with it.


Hillary Clinton ruled out a 2020 presidential run for the first time on camera in an exclusive interview with News 12, pledging instead to take an active role by working with the candidates in the crowded Democratic field.

“I’m not running, but I’m going to keep on working and speaking and standing up for what I believe,” she told News 12‘s Tara Rosenblum.

In her first local TV interview since the midterm elections, the former first lady and secretary of state opened up about 2016, 2020 and beyond. She expressed deep concerns about the state of American politics today — and vowed to be vocal about those concerns.

“I want to be sure that people understand I’m going to keep speaking out,” Clinton said. “I’m not going anywhere. What’s at stake in our country, the kind of things that are happening right now are deeply troubling to me. And I’m also thinking hard about how do we start talking and listening to each other again? We’ve just gotten so polarized. We’ve gotten into really opposing camps unlike anything I’ve ever seen in my adult life.”

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This came up as a result of a discussion on a Hillary Facebook site. I realized after I wrote it that this is my nugget. This is what I know and believe.
” In the end, it is a question of morals. Either we stand together against human rights abuses or we are complicit. This is not about personalities. It is not about Hillary, Bernie, or Individual-1. In 20-30 years it will be about whether or not we stood against this regime. It will not be about whether we insisted that Hillary Clinton run. Chose your standard wisely.” – me

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I hope this puts the dot on the final [i] and crosses the final [t].  After what Hillary Clinton went through in 2007/8 and again, and for longer in 2015/16, who would expect her to to throw herself into the volcano yet again?

As the last nominee for the presidency, she remains the de facto head of the Democratic Party. She is consulting and advising all Democratic candidates who seek her counsel. The policy book she and Tim Kaine authored, Stronger Together, stands as a blueprint for all to access as they see fit. Clearly she remains a force within the party for positive change.

The mark she has made is clear. Women and minorities are running for office in numbers we have never seen before. Thank you, Hillary, for everything you have done and continue to do!


a person posing for the camera: Hillary Clinton says she will continue to speak out against President Trump.© Getty Images Hillary Clinton says she will continue to speak out against President Trump. Hillary Clinton says she “can’t imagine” running for president again, but says in a new interview that she’s “going to keep speaking out” about President Trump.”I can’t imagine that, no,” the former secretary of state and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee said Monday on Tina Brown’s podcast “TBD” when asked whether she could change her mind about running in 2020.”I am very worried about the direction that Trump and his allies are taking us,” she added. “Just because I’m not running, I’m not going to keep my mouth shut. I’m going to keep speaking out.”Read more >>>>


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“How do you get on this kind of Goldilocks path where you’re not too strong and you’re not too weak, you’re not too aggressive and you’re not too passive?” Hillary Clinton said in an interview on the podcast “TBD with Tina Brown.” | Charles Krupa/AP Photo

Hillary Clinton said in an interview this week that the female candidates for the 2020 Democratic nomination are unjustly facing the challenge of not looking “aggressive” or “angry” — and must instead take a “Goldilocks path” of looking just right.

“How does a woman stand up for herself on the biggest stage in the world without, No. 1, looking aggressive — maybe a little bit angry — that somebody is behaving like that, being willing to go toe-to-toe, when there are so few memories embedded in our collective DNA where women do that?” Clinton said in an interview on the podcast “TBD with Tina Brown.”

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When Hillary was secretary of state and negotiated agreements with countries that had poor human rights records, she always told us that while she spoke of those issues behind closed doors, we dealt with the governments that were there. It is time for true Democrats to deal with the roster of candidates that we have. We must move forward, and we cannot do that, as she also has always told us, by looking in the rearview mirror.

The petitions, post card and letter writing campaigns are distractions. Candidates are working hard to construct their messages and circulate them. Someone will be the Democratic candidate in 2020. We have a job to do: to decide who that will be. Let’s not be distracted. Let’s do what Hillary has always taught us to do by example. Let’s listen.


Adding the link to this NYT article because it appeared today and is pertinent. I do not agree with all of the content starting with the word “looms” in the header, but, for the record, here it is.


Hillary Clinton, a former first lady, senator and secretary of state, remains a singular and deeply complicated figure when it comes to Democratic presidential politics.CreditKarsten Moran for The New York Times

Hillary Clinton, a former first lady, senator and secretary of state, remains a singular and deeply complicated figure when it comes to Democratic presidential politics.CreditCreditKarsten Moran for The New York Times

Senator Amy Klobuchar seemed quite clear when she revealed the first state she would visit as a presidential candidate: Wisconsin. “Because, as you remember, there wasn’t a lot of campaigning in Wisconsin in 2016,” she said. “With me, that changes.”

Many Democrats took it as an unmistakable swipe at Hillary Clinton, who lost that battleground state after never appearing there during the 2016 general election campaign. The jab ricocheted across the internet, enraging Clinton admirers and earning Ms. Klobuchar attention as a Midwesterner willing to speak hard truths.

But behind the scenes, Ms. Klobuchar of Minnesota sprang into damage control mode, firing off an email to Mrs. Clinton. In a phone call that soon followed, she apologized and said her off-the-cuff remark had been misinterpreted, according to people familiar with the episode.

The Klobuchar comment came out of nowhere for the former Democratic presidential nominee: Only three days earlier, Ms. Klobuchar had been sitting in Mrs. Clinton’s Washington home, the latest in a line of 2020 Democrats who had sought her private counsel ahead of their campaigns. Two days before that, it had been former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. who had visited, according to a person familiar with the meeting.

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