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Hillary Clinton Update…A short history on how she came to run this time…

Politico is out with a piece this morning on how and when Hillary Clinton came to decide to run for President a second time….

In it they show how most of us KNEW she was running way earlier than the media let on and point something this Dog has brought up….

That she really does not like running for office, but will have to do her best in the next 16 months if she wants to BE President…..

It will be unfortunate that she will probabaly not be primaried hard, something she could probably use….But then the media and Repoublicans will be out to do a preview of next fall’s fight for the Presidency now, eh?

Clinton is dead-set on avoiding the mistakes of ‘08, and approved a series of secret reports studying the 2008 campaign in minute detail, friends and advisers say. But for all her calculation, she’s been surprisingly noncommittal and reluctant to leave her comfortable double-mansion life for the grinding, grubby, lacerating realities of another campaign, fully exposed to the media horde she fears, loathes and fights.

Her ambivalence made for a rocky pre-campaign — a methodical but often scattershot two-year slog that included a lackluster book tour, a triumphant return to the stage as a surrogate during the 2014 midterms and a painfully slow-footed response to the State Department email server scandal.

For all the talk about how different things will be this time around, Clinton’s slow-walk to 2016 hearkens back to the overly-cautious frontrunner’s approach that helped sink her campaign in 2008. Unlike her husband, Clinton isn’t a political natural — she’s an unconventional candidate who performed best when she was losing, and the lack of an obvious primary opponent means she’ll have fewer opportunities to battle-test her new approach.

Clinton was undecided about embarking on another run as recently as December — “She was at 95.5 percent” in favor of running “but not all the way,” said a Clinton insider — and she was worried about an Obama-like challenge from the left by Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, according to people who spoke with her at the time. And she seems to have genuinely questioned her desire to seek the office a second time, or at least put her ambitions on hold for four years. In the aftermath of the 2008 campaign, before she accepted Obama’s offer to become secretary of state, Clinton was genuinely burned out and told friends she thought her electoral career was behind her. But as her approval ratings spiked during the controversy-free first years at Foggy Bottom, she started reconsidering…..



Bill Clinton pays back the debt to Marjorie Margolies….


image of Bill Clinton and Marjorie Margolies back in the 1990’s….NY Daily News

Bill Clinton has done a campaign ad for the former House member from Pennsylvania that did him a BIG favor back in the day that cost her a one term House seat and saved his 1994 budget…..

Oh, and the both of them are expecting their kids to have a baby…..His daughter is married to her son if you don’t already know that….

Hillary Clinton is hosting a fundraiser for Margolies also in New York City this week….

It’s ALL in the family….

Bill Clinton makes a heavy pitch for former Rep. Marjorie Margolies in her final TV ad in next week’s four-way Democratic primary in Pennsylvania’s 13th District.
“If you send Marjorie to Congress, she’ll make you proud, she’ll vote right,” Clinton says in the ad, which features footage taken from a campaign event he did for Margolies earlier this spring. “I’m not coming here saying, ‘Vote for her because 20 years ago she saved the economy.’ She’ll take initiative, she’ll do things, she’ll stand up when she needs to stand up and cooperate when we need cooperation.”

Margolies was famously ousted from Congress in the Republican wave of 1994, after casting the deciding vote for Clinton’s 1993 budget. As a result, she’s long had the Clintons’ gratitude—and when her son, Marc Mezvinsky, married Chelsea Clinton, she became a Clinton in-law.
Hillary Clinton, too, is helping Margolies: she will hold a New York City fundraiser for the campaign on Thursday.