Ever since Secretary Clinton resigned her post at the State Department there has been rampant speculation if she’s planning to run for the presidency. The book tour has further fueled the speculation. The punditry conventional wisdom is that she will run and easily get the nomination. Many say that she has a solid chance to win the general. But the question remains: should she run?
Should she win, it would certainly be a historic occasion. It would serve as a role model for many young women for generations. However there are a couple of arguments against her candidacy. MSNBC’s Krystal Ball argues that while Sec. Clinton is eminently qualified, the campaign will be extraordinarily ugly, reaching new lows from the right. It must be remembered that the right loathes Hillary. And they’re not too fond of Bill. Remember that impeachment thing? The Daily Beast’s Tina Brown has perhaps the most cogent argument. She states that Sec. Clinton is an ambitious woman who wants to make a difference, particularly on women’s issues. Given the obstructionist Congress she would likely inherit, it would be doubtful she could get much of her agenda done as president. Brown states that Sec. Clinton could get much more done as a private citizen.
So, should Hillary run?