Here are two good rules of thumb. When a president starts to work the list of who he wants serving in the Cabinet, it’s important to get the Secretary of State selection right. Choose a great or at least a pretty good Secretary of State, and it doesn’t matter if the Secretary of Transportation or the Interior Department is a stiff. Nobody remembers who ran the Labor Department for Bill Clinton or George H.W. Bush and nobody cares either.
The other rule of thumb is the earlier a career politician denies any interest in running for the presidency the sooner you know they’re lying through their teeth.
Hillary Clinton was a pretty good Secretary of State and yes, she’s running for president in 2016. This falls under the category of a stone-cold lock. Her prospects were boosted by the four years of image rehabilitation she underwent as the globe trotting…
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