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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.


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

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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Even though Mme. Secretary is on vacation, she remains in the headlines as well as the gossip columns. Thanks to the press briefing yesterday, we saw that she was hard at work at her vacation rental.

Today’s briefing took place at 12:30 EDT but has not been published yet. Oddly, although the State Department’s message last week was that no public schedules would be forthcoming until the first week of September, they did post a brief one today announcing the briefing.

Public Schedule for August 23, 2011

Public Schedule

Washington, DC
August 23, 2011

Note: The next public schedule will be published the first week of September.

12:30 p.m.  
Daily Press Briefing with Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

While the POTUS also enjoys some vacation time, on Martha’s Vineyard, this article, from the Boston Herald greeted him yesterday morning.

Hillary in ’12!

(Change you can believe in)

By Joe Battenfeld
Monday, August 22, 2011

This probably won’t go over too well down on Blue Heron Farm, but the Democrats’ best chance of keeping the White House next year may be to adopt Barack Obama’s old slogan, “change.”

And by change, I mean dumping Obama.

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The Des Moines Register offers this today.

Not Obama in 2012?

6:40 AM, Aug 23, 2011 | by Steffen Schmidt
…“I recently had drinks with respected senior Democrats in New Hampshire. They were Barack Obama supporters in 2008 and now have serious buyer’s remorse.

I literally choked on my next sip of a nice New England summer ale when one of them said, “New Hampshire was right. Hillary Clinton would have made a better president.”


Then the other shoe dropped. “I think we need a write-in candidate for the 2012 Iowa Democratic caucuses and Hillary would be my choice.”

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Bernie Goldberg disagrees, but then it’s Bernie Goldberg.

Hillary vs. Obama in 2012? It’ll Never Happen — I Don’t Think

Posted: August 23, 2011

I come to you today, my friends, with good news and bad news.  First the bad news.

If Hillary Clinton looks at the polls and decides that Barack Obama is Jimmy Carter all over again, and if she figures, what the hell, and makes a run against him, she will win.  Not just the Democratic nomination.  The whole thing.

Hillary can beat Mr. Obama and anyone the Republicans nominate.

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If Hillary Clinton, at her temporary East Hampton residence is occupying anything work-related this week, it certainly is events unfolding in Tripoli.   Her Twittascope (the Scorpio one often seems tailor-written for her), advises the following.

(Oct 23 – Nov 21)

You’re usually not interested in messing around with shallow conversations or activities that sidetrack you from more meaningful interactions. Today is no exception with the Moon’s visit to your 8th House of Deep Sharing encouraging you to experience the full intensity of life. Ironically, you might not want to get your hands dirty in the process now that the Sun is in fussy Virgo. Keep in mind that exerting emotional control to tidy up an uncomfortable situation could ultimately turn it into exactly what you’re attempting to avoid.

I agree.  This is getting messy, and her name is coming up on TV news broadcasts as well.   As Obama takes credit for the Libya policy she helped forge (with Samantha Power and Susan Rice), fought for, and traveled twice in one week to Paris to execute, it is probably best that any work-related time be spent on Libya.  The primary story has legs enough.

On the lighter side, New York gossip columns are buzzing with stories of how the Clintons spent Bill’s 65th birthday weekend.  The Atlantic offers this.

Bill Clinton’s Low-Key 65th

Ray Gustini

Former President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spent a relaxing weekend in New York “to celebrate his 65th birthday. On Saturday they were joined by daughter Chelsea and her husband Marc Mezvinsky for brunch at Park Avenue Summer “before going for a stroll on Madison Avenue.”

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CBS provides a bit more of the story.  The server for this one has been going down and coming back up, so you might not be able to access it the first time around.

Gotham Gossipist: Bill & Hillary Clinton Hit The NYC Streets, Relax In Chappaqua

August 23, 2011 11:18 AM

By Kimberly Rae Miller

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – World leaders – they’re just like us!

Bill and Hillary Clinton were on the scene in different parts of the Tri-State area over the weekend as the family celebrated Mr. Clinton’s 65th birthday.

The Secretary of State and former Commander-in-Chief were spotted on the streets of New York City, according to the New York Post.

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Faithful contributor PYW comes through again with real breaking news that the little vacation may be lasting a little longer than originally reported by sharing this one from the East Hampton Press.

Clintons Are Coming To East Hampton Village

Publication: The East Hampton Press

By Virginia Garrison

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former President Bill Clinton will be visiting East Hampton Village from August 22 to September 5, a source familiar with the visit who asked not to be identified said on Friday afternoon.

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This embeddable video of their city walk just popped up.  Enjoy!

Vodpod videos no longer available.

City Walk, posted with vodpod

I don’t know this refuses to work for me. 😦   Here’s the link to one of the sites with the video.

Well, we felt the earthquake here in the New York metro area.  Hope Mme. Secretary and her squire are enjoying the sand, sun, and surf out there on the east end.  The TNC has taken over the Gadhafi compound without finding him or his family, but they have the weapons and vehicles.

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