Well, she knows how to do it, that's for sure. She gave Barack Obama a tough race in the 2008 primaries, probably tougher than either of his Republican opponents did in the fall. Is she too old? No, she'll be sixty-nine on election day, 2016. And she's certainly got the resume: eight years in the U.S. Senate; four as Secretary of State; and eight years in that big house on Pennsylvania Avenue. Do you suppose she misses it, sometimes?
She—Hillary Clinton, of course--gave a speech in New York this weekend and didn't talk about running. She reminisced about opposing the Vietnam War in college, about going to Yale Law School because some fool at Harvard said, "We don't need any more women." She talked about all sorts of things except running for her husband's old job.
Will she run? I'd bet yes. Last time Democrats in the primaries knew they were going to nominate either the first black major party presidential candidate ever or the first woman. The black, as we all know, won the nomination and then the presidency.
This time, I think I'd bet on the girl.