Op-ed pick: Maybe Hillary won’t run

Copies of former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s new book “Hard Choices” are seen before a book signing in Arlington, Virginia, outside Washington, on June 14, 2014. NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images

Is it possible that Clinton 2016 won’t happen? In Real Clear Politics, Tom Bevan has 5 reasons why he thinks Hillary Clinton will stay on the sidelines, starting with:

She’s just not that good at campaigning. If the last two gaffe-prone weeks have reminded us of anything about Hillary, it’s that she’s a mediocre politician at best. Her shortcomings are significant: she can be stiff and wooden in public; she lacks the aura of a natural politician; she’s not a great public speaker, and she can come across as politically flat-footed and tone deaf — as she did with her “dead broke” response to a rather benign question about relating to the financial challenges of the average voter.

Read the other 4 reasons why here.

  • Starquest

    Real Clear Politics is a conservative site. Any article from a conservative that tells us why Hillary won’t run is to be interpreted as “I’m hoping Hillary won’t run.”

    • Mpr Listener Burnsville

      Real clear Politics shows poll after poll , Clinton VS Huckabee or Paul
      or Christie, Ryan, Bush, Cruz… Clinton beats any of them.

      With numbers like that, why wouldn’t she run?

  • L. Foonimin

    anyone that believes Hillary isn’t currently running, as hard as she can, also believes in the Easter Bunny and Santa Claus …

  • Gary F

    i wonder if the media is testing her to see if she can hack it. She had a tough week. Her book is doing poorly. Will she be too old to excite young liberal voters? The same young liberal voters who voted for The One. Is her health good? Will the swing voter want some one with a poor record as being SOS?

    Maybe this is a call to the bullpen to get someone warmed up? The blooper king Joe Bidon, he is reaaly old. Native American Elizabetr Warren? Or another in experienced slickster Castro?

    • http://www.fark.com/ Onan

      Calling the current President “The One” tips your hand as to your political leanings..

  • Joe

    Selling a book is a fantastic way to make up for previous campaign debt and to give confidence to *ahem* investors…


    Who cares! Seems to me we humans have seen this before…Remember when Sarah Palin went on a cross country tour and everyone thought for sure she was running for president. It’s time to see some Fresh Faces on the Presidential Ballot instead of reliving the past. (Duh soooo…90’s!)