Hillary Clinton After the Victory
November 8th, 2006

To no one’s surprise, Senator Hillary Clinton was among last night’s electoral winners. Political writers immediately began discussing how Clinton will leverage the results to give herself the best chance of becoming president in two years’ time. She certainly seems to have momentum — and money — to spare after her landslide victory yesterday. And some are predicting that her unofficial presidential campaign will become official pretty soon.

“Clinton needs to set up a presidential exploratory committee before she can spend a penny of the $15 million sitting in her Senate campaign account on anything remotely presidential,” writes Glenn Thrush in Newsday. “When Clinton files the papers, it’s likely to generate about as much buzz as if she rented Madison Square Garden and literally threw some kind of a hat into some kind of a ring.”

Clinton’s current job, meanwhile, has yet to be defined. If the Democratic candidates for Senate in Montana and Virginia end up winning — and their party is already claiming victory — then Clinton will be in the majority in the Senate. During the campaign, Clinton claimed that Republican control of the presidency and both houses of Congress had kept her from installing her plans to improve New York’s economy.

The Daily Politics has a post discussing how this might also affect the state’s other senator, who was in charge of the Democrats campaign this fall:

“If they pull it off, Chuck [Schumer] will — depending on which Democrat you talk to — either be a national hero, or totally impossible to take. Or both.”

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6 Responses to “Hillary Clinton After the Victory”

  1. Mandhir Randhawa Says:
    November 8th, 2006 at 11:46 pm

    Hillary Clinton has the makings to be the President of the US. There will be many who will say she will not make a good president. This is speculative at its best and the only way to find out would be for her to have a go at it. Let alone the Republicans the Democrats themselves have to get out of their conservative shell and get behind Hillary. The country has always had a make President and it is about time that the Americans put a woman in the top job – if they don’t it could also be an underlying fear that she might do better than the guys before her.

    I believe she will make a good, rational and pragmatic president and put America back where it was before it slided down under Bush’s presidency.

  2. Gezahegn Negash Says:
    November 9th, 2006 at 6:43 am

    Hillary Clinton is a great woman. She will certainly become president of the United States in 2008. I knew this during the first term of George Bush and I was fully convinced that she will become the next president after John Kerry lost. Had Kerry won in 04, it would have been (I guess) difficult or impossible to vote the incumbent democratic president in favor of another democrat.
    Whether she will prove a successful president (like I believe her husband was) is unquestionable because she banks on her experience as a leader and protector of a president The only thing Americans need do by 08 is to accept the inevitable change: why not a woman president if she can do the job in a better way than her contemporary male politicians.

    Gezahegn Negash (male)

  3. Walter Dufresne Says:
    November 9th, 2006 at 9:27 am

    Bill Clinton for First Lady, er, First Gentleman, in 2008!

  4. Manuel G. Tongco Says:
    November 9th, 2006 at 12:54 pm

    Hillary Clinton undoubtedly is the greatest person to happen in American politics.
    Strong and forceful leadership balanced with palpable compassion for the people.

    Can’t wait for 2008.

  5. Gotham Gazette - The Wonkster » Blog Archive » So, What else Is Going on? Says:
    November 9th, 2006 at 4:35 pm

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  6. Mandhir Randhawa Says:
    November 29th, 2006 at 12:33 am

    I think Hillary is a very gracious, attaractive and intelligent woman. She has her own charm and charima which is hard to precisely put a finger on. If ever there is going to e a female President of the US it is Hillary and the Ameican people will not have another chance to put a lady in the White House.

    I can go on and on and will probably run out of all the good things that I can say.

    Although I am an Asuralian living downunder, I do take an active interest in US politics and have always been an ardent admirer of the Kennedies. The family was legendary and if fate did not strike the ilfated blow on them they would have occupied the White House for at least 32 years Joseph Jr, Jack, Bobby and Ted each serving 2 terms.

    American have to break away from the shackles of tradition and conservatism and move along with the changing times. They badly need a lady in the White House and I am waiting for the 2008 race to the White House. All my money is on Hillary.

    May God Bless her and may God also give her the strength to persevere the unfavourable remarks that have been and will continue to be passed by some Americans who still live in the past.

    My message to the Democrats:

    Put all your differences aside and get behind Hillary. I have no doubt and in fact I am quite sure that Hillary with the support of each and every Democrat will make double histry:

    1. First Lady President of the US
    2 First wife of a past president

    Hillary you certainly have my vote for whatever it is worth.

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