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Hillary Clinton to quit if Obama is re-elected

Secretary of State tells staff she'd step down

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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will quit if President Barack Obama wins a second term in office, she told members of her department Thursday.

Clinton dismissed speculation that she plans to run as vice-president in 2012 or president in 2016, saying that she was tired of being on "the high wire of American politics."

According to the Associated Press:

"I have made it clear that I will certainly stay on until the president nominates someone and that transition can occur" if Obama wins re-election, she told a town hall meeting.

"But I think after 20 years, and it will be 20 years, of being on the high wire of American politics and all of the challenges that come with that, it would be probably a good idea to just find out how tired I am."

However, she reportedly added: "Everyone always says that when they leave these jobs."

A State Department official later confirmed Clinton's statement to Yahoo News.

Clinton has repeatedly stated her intention to serve only one term as secretary of state, according to Politico. Her high approval ratings – she was recently voted Gallup's Most Admired Woman of 2011 – have led to suggestions that she should go on to take a higher role in the Democratic leadership.

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But, like today, Clinton has indicated that she plans to withdraw from politics altogether.

A year ago she told PBS's Tavis Smiley that her position was a "24/7 job" and to do it for eight years would be "very challenging." Asked what she would do instead, Clinton answered:

There's so many things I'm interested in, I mean, really going back to private life and spending time reading, and writing, and maybe teaching, doing some personal travel, not the kind of travel where you bring along a couple of hundred people with you.

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Jan 27, 2012, 8:17 pm
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Want to thank all of you, for your Powerfull stand against Oboma & His Corrupted political partners.

But there is so much more we Can do. Being aggressive and focusing on the facts and truth is only the first step.

We musT follow Up with more details standing by our convictions and dont back down.

Oboma has NOT brought CHANGE, In fact ~! ~ THE ONLY real THING needing CHANGE !....Was Barack Hussein Obama II.


Barack Hussein Obama II ( Who hates American Values ) who is A ” SELF PROCLAIMED Enemy” ~of responsible, Morally Conscious HARD WORKING Americans.

oBOMAS Irresponsible & DRUG MAFIA and reckless supporters KNOW~ that Barack Hussein Obama II, WILL FORCE YOU to paY THEM, out of your PockeT .{ FOR all of their UNCHECKED Vices and THRILLS/

{ All on YOU | /

At your COST & Sacrifice

...This UN~CHANGABLE fraud, has done His VERY BEST to Inspire VIOLENCE. For THESE ARE OBAMAS Very OWN WORDS.. saying .........To his supporters.

Saying “Get ready for hand-to-hand combat with your Fellow Americans”

– Obama has ALSO DECLARED to his Supporters….“I want all Americans to get in each others Faces!– Obama demands !

“You bring a knife to a fight pal, we’ll bring a gun” –

THESE ARE OBAMAS OWN WORDS.. /and ANGER VIOLENCE and more taxes….. THIS IS OBAMAS Change for america “Hit Back Twice As Hard”. He commands !*Obama on the private sector: ~~ “We talk to these folks…~ / so I know whose a*$ to KICK.“ OBOMA wants to KICK your a*$ / Shouting THAT Republican

victory would mean ~ “hand to hand combat”

HE IS EXPECTING people to be on Edge and BORDERLINE killing MODE, VIOLENT / and STAND up for their immoral CAUSES


* Obama Tells democrats: “ I’m itching for a fight.” !

....PLEASE…. go to reXes NEW WebsiTe ~ ! Oboma *( Just like Adolf Hitler~~\oBOMA~~~ Demands !—[ THE FINAL SOLUTION - for Un~Wanted Children

Barak Obama is A MURDERER .~Torturing UNWANTED babys on DEATH ROE

CLICK HERE http://obomlnation.webstarts.com/index.html

OBAMA TAKES a little NEW BORN innocent child. BORN. ALIVE STabS it iN the Head SUCKs ITS BRAINS OUT.

This is just too wrong and horrible.  Please stand for Loving Children and the USA

Jan 27, 2012, 10:17 am
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Hillary Rodham Clinton would have made a great President of our United States- but she has made an even greater Secretary of State. She is certainly one of the most admired women in the world and has been invaluable to the success of our foreign policy. I am unsure who can handle this position so well.

Jan 26, 2012, 8:06 pm
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Well, she never deserved the job in the first place…

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