In what may have been described, Clinton’s last stand, this past week, it appeared anything but that. There was a cartoon depicting Republican’s at a hearing throwing tomatoes at Mrs. Clinton with none hitting the intended target. That pretty well summed it up.
They expect to see her again one day and tried as they might to dust her up with Benghazi. That action ricocheted and it would not be surprising to learn that most of the tomato throwers won't be in office in 2016 and it isn’t likely many will be remembered.
Clinton and Obama appeared on 60 minutes together.
Obama declare she was a terrific Secretary of State and the appreciation were mutual. Maybe Mrs. Clinton can ratchet down her schedule and contemplate and prepare a bit before launching Campaign 2016 if that is what she decides.
Here is the issue: 65 + 4 = 69 Term 1 = 73 Term 2 = 77
How old was Ronald Reagan in 1984? Answer is that he was 73. If Ronnie could do it, so can Hillary.
"Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama appear in joint 60 Minutes interview
Former rivals all smiles as president heaps praise upon outgoing secretary of state – and possible White House successor
Matt Williams in New York
guardian.co.uk, Sunday 27 January 2013 11.05 EST
The 60 Minutes interview is to air Sunday night in the US.
Once-bitter rivals Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton made doubly sure the hatchet was firmly buried during an interview love-in Sunday that may raise speculation over a much-touted presidential run from the former first lady.
In snippets released ahead of a joint appearance on CBS's 60 minutes Sunday night, Obama gushed that Clinton would "go down as one of the finest secretaries of state" America had ever had. "I'm going to miss her," he said of the outgoing cabinet member, adding, somewhat tantalisingly given rumours that Clinton's hiatus may end with a run at the White House, that he didn't begrudge her taking it easy "for a little bit".
It was all smiles in front of the camera, a far cry from the acrimony that appeared to surround their camps in the primary race to represent the Democratic party in the 2008 presidential election.
But if a week is a long time in politics, four and a half years is an eternity. And the bitterness of losing the primary campaign appears to be long behind Clinton, who may or may not be eyeing another run at the top job in 2016.
The 65-year-old politician, back from a recent health scare during which she was treated for a blood clot near her brain, alluded to the less-than-rosy relationship the pair once had in the CBS interview.