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Mme. Secretary, fresh from a trip that included stops in Libya, Afghanistan, and Pakistan,  testified before the House Foreign Affairs Committee this week in her signature elegant, informed, and informative fashion.  That testimony could have received better press coverage from my POV.  What did get everyone’s attention was the Time Magazine (where she is this week’s beautiful cover girl) poll pitting her and Obama against the GOP candidates showing that she would trounce all comers.

Diplomacy

Hillary Clinton and the Limits of Power

By Massimo Calabresi | October 27, 2011

… we polled her against Romney and Perry, and found that she does better, by far, than Obama, leading Romney by 17 points and Perry by 26*. Her closest aides strongly dismiss any 2012 ambitions and say 2016 is very unlikely: she’d be 69 the day of the vote that year. We don’t speculate on the source of her popularity.

New York, New York!!!! The Daily News picked up on this a couple of times. Here is the original article.

Hillary Clinton would perform better than Barack Obama for President in 2012 against GOPers: poll 

Secretary of State scores higher against Mitt Romney and Rick Perry in head-to-head matchups, Time Magazine poll finds

BY Aliyah Shahid
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Friday, October 28 2011, 4:37 PM

It’s a good thing she’s on his side! President Barack Obama (r.) speaks during a Cabinet Meeting as U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton listens in the Cabinet Room of the White House earlier this month.

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It’s a good thing she’s on his side! President Barack Obama (r.) speaks during a Cabinet Meeting as U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton listens in the Cabinet Room of the White House earlier this month.

It looks like Democrats are having some buyers’ remorse.

Hillary Clinton performs better than President Obama in head to head match-ups with Republican presidential hopefuls, according to a surprising new poll by Time magazine

The Secretary of State would beat Mitt Romney by 17 percentage points – 55% to the former Massachusetts governor’s 38%. She’d also win against Rick Perry by 26 percentage points – 58% to the

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WaPo also joined the hue and cry with this article.

Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 10/28/2011

Hillary 2012? Better bet than Obama, some say

By Nia-Malika Henderson

Let the Hillary Clinton 2012 chatter begin in earnest. A new poll out by Time magazine showed that the secretary of state would trounce any of the top contenders in the GOP field.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks during in Islamabad, Pakistan, Friday, Oct. 21, 2011. (Anjum Naveed – AP)

Since leaving the hyper-partisan political world and focusing on international affairs, Clinton has enjoyed across-the-board popularity that was unimaginable just a few years ago.

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So did Politico.

Poll: Hillary Clinton crushes Rick Perry, Mitt Romney

Hillary Clinton, Rick Perry and Mitt Romney are pictured. | AP Photos

Hillary Clinton has repeatedly said ‘no’ when asked if she would run for president. | AP Photos Close
By TIM MAK | 10/27/11 9:18 AM EDT

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would trounce Republican presidential candidates Rick Perry and Mitt Romney in hypothetical head-to-head matchups for the presidency, a new poll shows.

Clinton would beat former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney by 17 points, 55 percent-38 percent, according to Time magazine. And the former first lady would blow away Texas Gov. Rick Perry by 26 points, 58 percent-32 percent.

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Newsmax, in its own idiosyncratic way, has a third party seeking to draft our girl.  No one who knows anything about Hillary Clinton could seriously be entertaining this idea.  But it does appear that everybody loves and wants Hillary!

Third Party Group Mulls Hillary as Presidential Candidate

 

Friday, 28 Oct 2011 02:23 PM

By Jim Meyers

… Americans Elect is a collection of Republicans, Democrats and independents who say they are disgusted by the polarization that has poisoned American politics, the Los Angeles Times reported.

The group is collecting signatures to put itself on the ballot in every state, and claims it has collected 1.6 million signatures in California.

Among the figures frequently mentioned as a possible Americans Elect candidate are New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, former Louisiana Gov. Buddy Roemer, former Democratic Sen. Evan Bayh, and Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz. The group could reportedly seek to draft Hillary Clinton.

Read more on Newsmax.com: Third Party Group Mulls Hillary as Presidential Candidate
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Finally, Perez Hilton also gets into the act. He likes the idea a lot!

Hillary Clinton Would Beat Rick Perry and Mitt Romney If She Ran For President!

hillary clinton would beat rick perry and mitt romney

Go Hillary!

… We know you’ve said several times that you won’t run for president, but look at those numbers, Hillary! The American people LOVE you!

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The emphasis is mine.  He is correct.  I love his picture of Hillary and am snatching it!  Mme. Secretary we love you and need you.  PLEASE think about this?  Chelsea,  plead with your mom for us?  We are on our knees!

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I have, from time to time, expressed my astonishment when the LGBT community fails to see through one of the many actual transparencies of the Obama White House.  He and they do not give a rotten fig for their issues.   Supportive of LGBT agendas he is not.  Obama may give a little lip service at fundraisers,  but it is actions that count, not speeches.

At this point in time anyone who believes him about anything simply has not been paying attention.  LGBT folks in particular should be concerned about his duplicity.  So I am heartened to have found this article from South Florida Gay News.

Victoria Michaels has posted this well-wrought rationale for why this person should be on the 2012 ballot.  She has been the activist on the right side of LGBT issues from the day she walked in her first pride parade.  Can anyone show me any pictures of Obama in a pride parade?  I thought not!

Time For a Change – Urge Hillary to Run Again  – Victoria Michaels

Thursday, 06 October 2011 14:12 Written by Victoria Michaels

Hillary Clinton in many ways is like our Statue of Liberty — a glimmering beacon of light held high shining bright hope across our land from sea to shining sea . It’s time to pass that torch down to Clinton because it’s time for change. Change that Obama promised us for many years now and has failed to deliver each time.

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Three days ago (seems more like a week), when I posted Silent No More!, I explained that it was no longer appropriate to the purpose of this blog to ignore the very serious and well-reasoned calls for Mme. Secretary to mount a primary challenge for the 2012 Democratic nomination for president.  This is the first of the updates.

This article, cross-posted at Salon.com ,  went viral in the news feeds and at the Hillary Clinton Facebook groups yesterday.   Here is some biographical information on the author, Matthew Dickinson.

An Open Letter to Madam Secretary: Run, Hillary, Run!

(Cross-posted at Salon.com)

And really — isn’t it time to elect a qualified woman as president? We are way behind the rest of the world in this regard.

But there’s a more important reason why Hillary should run — one that transcends party, or personal gratification, or payback, or breaking barriers. She should run for the good of the nation. She should run to prevent a rollback of healthcare, to make sure the Bush tax cuts are not renewed, to protect entitlement programs, to make sure Republicans — who are poised to regain the Senate in 2012 — don’t control all three governing institutions through 2016. It’s not about her — it’s about the future of the country.

Madam Secretary, if you are reading this — the president is a good man who happened to be very unlucky in office. He inherited problems of almost unprecedented severity. But this is no time for sentiment to cloud your judgment. You need to do what’s right.

If not now, when? If not you, who? The nation cries out for leadership. Run, Hillary, Run!

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This article by Christopher Sprigman,  a professor at the University of Virginia School of Law,  ran in today’s Chicago Tribune.   Sprigman worked for the Obama campaign in 2008.  Here is his home page.

Hillary for president

I’m not a political expert, so I don’t know if Obama can be re-elected. I only know he shouldn’t be. He has broken with the faith that has sustained Democrats since the 1930s — faith in the power of government to soften inequality, and to provide some measure of security for the old, the poor and the sick.

Hillary, I’m sorry for not listening to you back in 2008. But perhaps you’ll give me another chance. Resign as secretary of state, and run against Obama in 2012. I will work my heart out for you. And I bet that millions of other angry Democrats will be with me.

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One thing is becoming eminently clear.  The meme spun by Obama supporters back in 2007-2008 that Hillary’s supporters lacked education will not be viable this time around should she decide to run.  Buyers’ remorse is rising  in academia.   As it does,  the logo we circulated three summers ago in the run-up to the convention in Denver comes to mind.

Mme. Secretary, we respectfully submit two more powerful arguments for your consideration.  Along with this which just came in by Niall O’Dowd, Irish Central.

How Hillary Clinton might run in 2012 against Obama

by Niall O’Dowd

I was asked on a radio show in Ireland yesterday was there any way I could see Hillary Clinton running for president in 2012.

No, I said, with one small exception.

That is a 1968 scenario where a deeply unpopular president, Lyndon B. Johnson was forced out of the race after a complete outsider, Senator Gene McCarthy,ran him close in the New Hampshire primary, 49 per cent to 42 per cent.

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Oh how the Irish love you! I never dreamed anyone would fill that hole in my heart that Bobby Kennedy left, but you have Mme. Secretary. We would love to see you finally fulfill the agenda you and he share.

You knew I would not end this post without a photo of the lady in question, did you not?   Those of us who have spent the better part of our lives in classrooms do recognize the wisdom exhibited by the voters of the “Clinton Corridor” in the 2008 primaries.   Some of us always have, others are coming around.  As they do, we welcome all and sundry into the tent.

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