Former U.S. First Lady, Senator and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has taken yet another concrete step toward the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination – she’s joined Twitter.
Clinton, 65, describes herself on her Twitter page as a “wife, mom, lawyer, women & kids advocate” before listing the various titles she’s held over the course of her time in public life. She then refers to herself as an “author, dog owner, hair icon, pantsuit aficionado, glass ceiling cracker, TBD …”
Wait … pantsuit aficionado?
As of this writing, Clinton has more than 516,000 followers and has posted four tweets – including a “selfie” (a.k.a. self-portrait) with her daughter, 33-year-old Chelsea Clinton …
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And while she describes her future as “to be determined,” as we noted in a previous post there is really no debate on this issue: Hillary Clinton is running for president. In fact early polling suggests she’s the odds-on favorite to capture the nomination that eluded her in 2008.
Clinton will also have the support of the man who defeated her five years ago, U.S. President Barack Obama – who is said to have cut a secret deal with Hillary and her husband, former president Bill Clinton, prior to the 2012 election.
“A deal was struck: (Bill) Clinton would give the key nominating speech at the convention, and a full-throated endorsement of Obama,” The New York Post reported earlier this month. “In exchange, Obama would endorse Hillary Clinton as his successor. Clinton’s speech was as promised; columnists pointed out the surprising enthusiasm in which he described the president.”
Of course the Post report claims Obama “began to have second thoughts” about honoring his end of the deal following his reelection – prompting the former president to go “ballistic” and threaten retaliation against him.
At this point though there’s a legitimate question to be asked: Given the recent rash of major scandals faced by his administration, does Hillary still want Obama’s endorsement?