Hillary says no way Jose

Hillary Clinton again says she won’t run for president in 2016

Hillary Rodham Clinton, the woman seemingly born to become the first female president of the United States, on Monday again ruled out a race for the top office in 2016 and insisted she is ready to return to private life.

In an interview with NBC’s “Today” show, Clinton squelched the latest boomlet for her presidential ambitions, emphatically answering “No, no,” when interviewer Savannah Guthrie asked her whether she would ever run again for president.

As President Obama’s approval rating has been falling in the polls, rumors of Clinton’s return to presidential politics have resurfaced, taking on the status of political urban legend, one of those things that everyone seems to think is true despite all evidence to the contrary.

There was even a version that said she and Vice President Joe Biden were going to change jobs in the next Obama administration, giving her a chance for another national campaign. Why anyone would want to run a national campaign for vice president after having lost a grueling race for the top spot made little political and emotional sense.

As she has in the past, Clinton shut the door and drove heavy nails into the jamb on Monday.

“I’m very privileged to have had the opportunity to serve my country,” Clinton said. “I’m really old-fashioned. I feel I have made my contribution. I have done the best I can. But now I want to try some other things. I want to get back to writing and maybe some teaching, working on women and girls around the world.”

People will have to “watch and wait” to see what she will do next, Clinton said. “I have made my contribution. I’m very grateful I have had the chance to serve, but I think it’s time for others to step up.”

Can you blame her?

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24 Responses to Hillary says no way Jose

  1. votermom says:

    Oh, now they beg her to run. I feel like headslapping the entire Roolz committee again. Starting with Brazile.

    OT: myiq – I scheduled a post for um – I’m not sure what time (I am guessing 10am). Feel free to change the time on it to whatever fits best. Tnx.

  2. HELENK says:

    someone stole backtrack’s teleprompter. I am not sure if that means no more speechs


  3. HELENK says:

    After winning the popular vote and being stabbed in the back by the party she had worked for for years , why should she try and save a sinking ship? Their ignorance and arrogance and stupidity and major contempt for the voters blew a hole in their own ship. let it sink.

    • I don’t know – she looks like she’s aligning her style with the WH occupant – hair knob, ill-fitting top, high-water pants and crayon colored shoes that match nothing. I think it’s a sign.

    • jjmtacoma says:

      As irritated as we feel about just how bad obama sucks… she works for the failure knowing every day she would have been a million times better.

      I can’t even imagine how DONE she must be, she certainly has class not to be saying “I told you so” – although, I sure wish she would!

  4. votermom says:

    OT: Gilad Shalit finally released today

    The prisoner exchange ratio is really mind-boggling though.

  5. DeniseVB says:

    Speaking of girl power, Amy Siskind got a response from Time Warner/HBO re: fire (he who cannot be named). Just hoping the link gets through the filter….lol.


    Amy’s going to ramp up her campaign now 🙂

  6. DeniseVB says:

    Oops. I knew my link would get caught in the pool filter. Can someone review it and let it through ….. update on Amy Siskind’s war on HBO (and the pig misogynist who can’t be named here). Sorry for the trouble !

  7. HELENK says:

    When I take from you – it is redistributing the wealth

    when someone takes from me – it is stealing


    • Mary says:

      Ruh roh. Thieves are stealing their capitalistic “stuff” while they sleep. And now they’re REALLY mad.

      Welcome to reality, kids.

  8. WMCB says:

    I don’t blame her one bit, after the way her party treated her. One day that woman is going to write a tell-all book, to be published upon her death.

  9. r u reddy says:

    I remember commenting somewhere (though I can’t prove it) that Clinton would not run in 2012 or 2016. She would consider the Presidency to be a poisoned chalice by then. After 12 or 16 years of BushCobama-driven kleptocracy America would be well on the road to
    end-of-the-Soviet Union style collapse, if not already there. Why would Clinton want to preside over such a no-win no-way-out endgame?

    (Then too, if she wanted an Administration without any Hamilton-Project type Rubinite Goldmanites in it; how would she keep them out?)

  10. Dario says:

    Hillary must think back to 2008 when she saw Obama as the blank screen that would fail and disappoint. She must know that the Democratic Party would not come together to support her the way the party supported Obama. She doesn’t need the heartburn. She goes on a high note if she doesn’t run.

    Here is the ABC interview.

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