Hillary Rodham Clinton Still Considering White House Bid

Hillary Rodham Clinton

Hillary Rodham Clinton is still considering a 2016 White House bid, while also weighing a number of other decisions. She made that statement at a recent meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative University in Tempe, Arizona. The former first lady and former secretary of state took the stage with her husband, former President Bill Clinton, and daughter Chelsea.

Clinton has previously indicated she might run for president in 2016. She is still claiming to be undecided with more than two years to go before the election. The former first lady also said on Saturday she was “obviously thinking about all kinds of decisions.”

New ideas might be the key to winning over young voters wondering whether to go Democrat or Republican. A recent USA Today/Pew survey revealed a potential challenge for Clinton the candidate. The poll revealed that, among young Americans, 49 percent think Clinton has new ideas, 40 percent said she does not and 11 percent had no opinion.

Using support of Obamacare might not be a good move with young people either. According to that same USA Today/Pew survey only four-in-10 young voters approve of Obamacare.

Age could become an issue for Clinton if she runs. At 69, she is older than some likely Republican opponents. Senator Rand Paul and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will be in their 50s during the 2016 a election. Senators Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, Wisconsin Scott Walker, and Representative Paul Ryan of Wisconsin will all be 40-somethings.

Another result might be good news. The age difference between Clinton and the Millenials, those born in the early 1908s to the 2000s, could be exploited by Republican candidates. However, only one-third of adults under 30 believe she is in her 60s.

A female University of California, Berkeley student asked Clinton who else could represent women in American politics if Clinton were not the president. Clinton said she appreciated that thought but still had to decide.

When pressed by host Jimmy Kimmel, Clinton repeated that she had some decisions to make. She noted that she is “very much concerned about the direction of our country.”  She also mentioned a need to bring people together and empower young people.

Clinton has spoken at many public events since stepping down as secretary of state in February 2013. Her stops have included some appearances on the 2013 campaign trail. That speaking tour could be the foundation for a pre-campaign organization. From there, Clinton could assemble a team, speak to key issues, and set up the actual presidential run.

The former first lady leads all other potential 2016 Democratic candidates, polls have shown.

No candidate from either major party has definitely said whether they will run for president in 2016.

Climate change also came up at the forum. Clinton said that young people understand the threat and hoped to see a mass movement for political change.  She said that young people are more committed to doing something about climate change, as a priority and not some “ancillary issue” but one that is central to people around the world.

Hillary Rodham Clinton might not be running for president in 2016 but she is still considering a White House bid, based on her statements to the audience.

By Chester Davis

Sources:
Fox News
CBS News
CNN Politics

13 Responses to "Hillary Rodham Clinton Still Considering White House Bid"

  1. Lynda   March 23, 2014 at 5:31 pm

    Go Hillary! Whoo Hoo next President of the USA!!!!!

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  2. John Cooper   March 23, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    Her lack of cooperation in Whitewater, Her comment “Vast right wing conspiracy”, Her comment “what difference does it make” during Benghazi investigation. I dislike her politics more than Obama’s. I know that Condi Rice won’t run to be our first non-white president and our first female president, but I can dream can’t I?

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  3. Sonnylee   March 23, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    Bunch of hate mongers. Step up and help this country instead of verbal bashing of those that are.

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  4. Robert   March 23, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    Some of us remember Vince Foster. Voting for Hillary will never be an option anyone with any decency would consider. Neither party has a good candidate in the offing at this time. Will it take some sort of revolution?

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  5. gypsy   March 23, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    dummy!

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    • gypsy   March 23, 2014 at 3:28 pm

      I met to say, “Dummy Serge”.

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  6. joe cocchiarelli   March 23, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    dyke hillary will be beside obama in jail soon awaiting execution.
    that should wipe that smirk off her ugly face.

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    • gypsy   March 23, 2014 at 3:31 pm

      a smirk on her ugly mug with retractable HORNS on her head!

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  7. jimmycarter   March 23, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    yuck-get rid of the worst president and then have her arrive? From worse to worst!

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  8. PieMan (@Pieman211)   March 23, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    Does Bill like her with a blue dress? BWAHAHHAHAHAHA!

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  9. Serge   March 23, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    Great coverage, let’s just hope the four out of ten youngsters who aren’t in favor of Obama care get their heads set straight before Hillary receives the White House bid in 2016.

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  10. dewiseguy   March 23, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    She should be running away, after she helped 0bama kill four Americans in Benghazi.

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    • gypsy   March 23, 2014 at 3:15 pm

      yep-don’t forget about the others who died suspiciously with Billy at the helm and her behind the scenes telling him what to do…evil doer Hell-ary

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