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Tribute Video Salutes Sec. of State Hillary Clinton: Is 2016 Beginning? (VIDEO)

Via YouTube, originally airing on CSPAN:

The Saban Forum 2012 (which focuses on Middle East issues as related to U.S. foreign policy) kicked off with a keynote speech by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Clinton’s remarks were immediately preceded by a tribute video to her career in service of the United States.

Following the video, Sec. Clinton, before beginning prepared remarks, said:

I am somewhat overwhelmed, but I’m obviously thinking I should sit down. (Laughter.) I prepared some remarks for tonight, but then I thought maybe we could just watch that video a few more times. (Laughter.) And then the next time, I could count the hairstyles, which is one of my favorite pastimes. (Laughter.) I think I now know what it feels like to be one of Haim’s Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. (Laughter.)

Commentary at The New Civil Rights Movement, by David Badash:

President Barack Obama, Senator John McCain, former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair, along with political leaders from Israel, the Palestinian National Authority, recorded this video saluting U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, as she prepares to leave office.

The video even has Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu saying he ‘just had the opportunity to work with her to achieve the cease fire between Israel and Hamas.’ …

Many are calling it Clinton’s first 2016 presidential campaign video, and if it is, she will win, hands down.

I don’t know, obviously, if Clinton will run in 2016, nor that she would win, “hands down.” It’s an interesting tribute, whatever else.

Your thoughts?

(Sec. of State Hillary Clinton via

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2 Responses to Tribute Video Salutes Sec. of State Hillary Clinton: Is 2016 Beginning? (VIDEO)

  1. c chicago December 4, 2012 at 10:58 am #

    Thanks Joyce — I’m a diehard so I hope she runs. She really has earned it. And nobody better to finally shatter that cracked glass ceiling!

    Amazing how her stature has grown since 2008 — that never happens to candidates who lose — certainly did not happen to Al Gore, Howard Dean, John Kerry, etc.

    We’ll see how it turns out but Hillary Clinton is in an even better position now than she was in 2008. And she competed very strongly against Obama, who was a once in a generation phenom, in 2008.

  2. lynnette December 4, 2012 at 12:35 pm #

    Wow. Nice video. According to Lawrence O’Donnell on his show last night, the decision to run has already been made by those in the know, whoever they are. I’ll believe it when I see it. I would like to see her run – she’d make a strong, solid, steady President, imo. And she really is well prepared and knows the issues and the major players. I can’t think of anyone in politics more qualified to run – doesn’t necessarily mean automatic victory, though. If she runs, I just hope she is the focus and not Bill (even though I like him) and she has the right, savvy people leading her campaign, like Obama has done. I still think the dynamics are different when a woman runs for high office so hopefully, she’ll avoid the pitfalls of her 2008 campaign. I’d love to see her run and win.

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