Politicos and media outlets, alike, can’t stop themselves from continuing to question whether Hillary Clinton is planning a 2016 presidential run. Following her heated 2008 primary battle with President Barack Obama and her subsequent tenure as Secretary of State, Clinton has said that she plans to take time to rest. However, a recent change in her official web presence has done little to temper speculation about potential prospects.
On Jan. 31, the same day that she disbanded her 2008 presidential campaign group, a new homepage and web URL went live. Those seeking her old campaign site (HillaryClinton.com) are now directed to visit “the Office of Hillary Clinton” (located at HillaryClintonOffice.com), a web site that features a large image of the former candidate with her name to the left and a link inviting people to contact her “office.”
Naturally, the new web site has some wondering if this is corroboration that Clinton is gearing up to hit the campaign trail again next election cycle.
In the past Clinton has been somewhat vague about her future plans. KCRG-TV recaps her recent responses to questions about a potential 2016 candidacy:
When asked last week at a global town hall if she was thinking of making another run for the White House, Clinton said “I am not thinking about anything like that right now.”
And in an interview with CNN later that day, when asked if she’s decided against another candidacy for president, Clinton responded that “I have absolutely no plans to run.”
But she added that “I am lucky because I’ve been very healthy. I feel great. I’ve got enormous amounts of energy that have to be harnessed and focused, so I’m very fortunate. I’m looking forward to this next chapter in my life, whatever it is.”
As to what that next chapter would be, Clinton gave a hint, saying “I don’t know everything I’ll be doing. I’ll be working on behalf of women and girls, hopefully writing and speaking, those are the things that I’m planning to do right now,” she added.
So, the web site, at this point, isn’t necessarily confirmation of anything definitive. After all, it may simply be a hub for people to contact the former Secretary of State. Either way, it is certainly an intriguing development in the career of an individual who has been dubbed America’s most powerful woman in history.
(H/T: Daily Mail)