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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Why Hillary dumped Obama -- By Michael Taube, The Washington Timex

Illustration by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times-
(Illustration by Linas Garsys, The Washington Times)

If Hillary Rodham Clinton is ever elected president, her route to success will be traced back to one subtle yet brilliant political strategy: leaving Barack Obama and his White House.

You don't have to admire or respect Mrs. Clinton to give her due credit for, frankly, fooling most of us last year.

Her decision to leave the secretary of state position and head back to private life earlier this year seemed genuine at the time. She already had a long career in politics, including two terms as first lady and eight years as a junior senator from New York. Mrs. Clinton had also lost a nail-biter of a Democratic presidential nomination to Mr. Obama in 2008. Some observers think that excruciatingly difficult political contest took the wind out of her sails.

In 2012, Mrs. Clinton switched to a less-than-professional appearance during a tour of Bangladesh and India. This led Fox News' website to write she looked "tired and withdrawn." She even told CNN's Jill Dougherty that her appearance was "just not something that deserves a lot of time and attention." The so-called Hillary Au Naturale brouhaha made more than a few people wonder if she had had enough.

Not a chance. While Mrs. Clinton certainly could have had a brief period of personal reflection, I think all of these things were done to deflect attention away from her primary goal. That is, to become president — and more specifically, America's first female president.

It appears that this goal could have been put in jeopardy at an earlier point, however.

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