London: Speculation is rife that Hillary
Clinton may run for the US president`s office in 2016, as her husband Bill is back on the campaign trail -- offering thanks
to those who backed her in 2008 against Barack Obama, a media
According to Britain`s `The Daily Telegraph`, former
President Bill Clinton has been laying the foundations for the
Secretary of State`s another try in 2016, by campaigning for
Democratic politicians who helped his wife Hillary run for the
president`s office against President Obama two years back.
In fact, Bill, now a globe-trotting philanthropist,
went to Espaola, New Mexico, the site of the first European
colony in America, last week to campaign for Diane Denish, the
Democratic candidate for the governor.
Denish had supported Hillary against Obama in 2008 and
Bill was back to repay the debt; he made crystal clear who he
was representing on the campaign trail -- and it wasn`t Obama,
the report said.
"I planned to do about one stop for everybody that
helped Hillary run for president because she`s one of only two
members of the president`s cabinet who cannot participate in politics," he told a gathering of 4,000 people.
As Secretary of State, he reminded people, is
not permitted to campaign. "Then I got out here and started
stirring around and realised that a lot of people were mad and
even more confused and I didn`t want it on my conscience so I
just loaded up and started strolling around," Bill said.
Bill`s energetic reappearance on the campaign
trail comes just as rumours, some of them eagerly fuelled by
the Clinton camp, swirl that Hillary might replace the hapless
Joe Biden as Obama`s vice-presidential running mate in 2012 or
even challenge the President for the Democratic nomination if
his popularity continues to slide.