Is There Any Doubt that Hillary Clinton Will Run for President?

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Hillary Clinton meeting with world leaders

The answer is: NO

Plus, she is providing cover for President Obama (while he campaigns in Virginia this afternoon) and Congressional Democrats.

The State Department confirmed late Wednesday that Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will meet in New York on Thursday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after he delivers a speech to the U.N. General Assembly likely to focus heavily on the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran.

The meeting, which arrives amid heightened concern in Washington about the possibility that Israel is preparing a pre-emptive military strike against Iran, rounds out a week in which Mrs. Clinton has taken the lead for the Obama administration in connecting face to face with Middle Eastern leaders after the widespread anti-U.S. demonstrations that swept the region.

While past U.S. presidential election years have seen incumbents from both sides of the isle avoid the hectic schedule — and sensitive politics — associated with such high-level U.N. meetings, Mr. Obama has faced harsh criticism for opting to personally avoid them this week.

In his place, Mrs. Clinton has met with, among others, Presidents Mohammed Morsi of Egypt, Asif Ali Zardari of Pakistan and Mohamed Magariaf of Libya — three nations in which the anti-U.S. demonstrations tied to the recent YouTube clip denigrating Islam’s Prophet Mohammad were the most fierce this month.

As soon as November 6th passes, Hillary Clinton will be all in – whether Obama wins or not.

Hillary Clinton: Not Interested in Running as Obama’s Vice President

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According to a new report written by New York Times best-selling author, Ed Klein.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was pressed by her husband and a top Obama aide to consider replacing Vice President Joe Biden just a couple of weeks ago, claims the author of the New York Times bestseller “The Amateur.”

But Clinton, exhausted from four years of international travel and diplomacy, shrugged off the suggestion to lay the groundwork for her own 2016 bid with her husband at her side, according to author Ed Klein.

“As recently as a couple of weeks ago, the White House was putting out feelers to see if Hillary Clinton was interested in replacing Joe Biden on the ticket,” Klein told Secrets. “Bill Clinton, I’m told, was urging his wife to accept the number two spot if it was formally offered. Bill sees the vice presidency as the perfect launching pad for Hillary to run for president in 2016.”

He made similar comments Thursday night to CNBC’s Larry Kudlow. The White House has dismissed speculation of a Clinton for Biden swap despite a string of recent gaffes by the vice president.

Klein, whose book is No. 2 on the NYT bestseller list, quoted unnamed sources who revealed that top Obama aide Valerie Jarrett put the vice presidency on the table during a lunch with the secretary of state. “The lunch was ostensibly about policy issues, but the subject of the vice presidency came up,” he said. “Hillary told Valerie Jarrett that she was not interested in running as Obama’s vice president.”

Klein said she cited two reasons: If elected, she didn’t want to be tied to Obama’s left-leaning politics in her own 2016 bid. Second, if Obama loses, she would be tarred as a loser.

There is little doubt that Hillary Clinton is the presumptive Democratic Presidential nominee for 2016.

And, she does need to rest, recharge from a whirlwind duty of keeping Obama’s foreign policy together.

Plus, there is a very good chance that Obama will lose in November and she does not want to go down with the Titanic.

This is a good leak from the Clinton Cabal to make sure everyone knows that Obama did not choose Biden over Hillary, but that Hillary told the President to go pound sand.

Also, she is running in 2016 for the White House – get out of her way.

Joe Biden Being Taken to the White House Woodshed?

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Matt Drudge is certainly having some fun with today’s Joe Biden/Hillary Clinton White House meeting.

But, wait.

President Barack Obama and his mistake-prone vice president, Joe Biden, are having lunch today, a weekly occurrence that takes on far more significance than usual in the wake of controversy surrounding several of Biden’s recent statements.

While the lunch was probably already scheduled, it’s practically impossible that Biden’s campaign trail remarks will fail to come up given the clamor they have provoked. There is even a growing chorus of suggestions – mainly from Republicans – that Biden is not up to the job and should be replaced on the ticket.

The session could easily end up a trip to the woodshed for Biden or, though it’s unlikely, something far worse.

Biden this week suggested that Gov. Mitt Romney would put African Americans back chains and, in a separate appearance, indicated that we are all still living in the 20th century. The statements are just the latest in a series of mistakes – assuming the comment about African Americans was unscripted – in the past few months that have raised concerns about Biden.

Making the switch to Hillary would energize the Democratic Party and would be better for Obama’s re-election chances in some of the key battleground states. But, does Hillary want the job, especially since should Obama lose in 2012, she would be come the presumptive nominee in 2016?

Team Obama is undoubtedly nervous about Biden’s gaffes and whether “Slow” Joe is up to the task as he approaches 70.

How the President will frame the Biden scolding delicately, may be a challenge.