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Condoleezza Rice, Hillary Clinton planning to re-enter 2012 Presidential race?

December 20, 2011 - Washington

Speculations are rising that former and current female secretaries of states, Condoleezza Rice and Hillary Clinton, are planning to enter the 2012 presidential race.

Joseph Curl, former White House correspondent for the Washington Times, wrote that Rice could provide a much needed addition to the Republican race, strongly suggesting that she is the silver bullet for the vice presidential slot.

This comes amid reports that an anonymous group has arranged robocalls pushing Hillary Clinton as a spoiler democratic nominee, The Daily Mail reports.

Neither of these notions are new, as Rice and Clinton are well liked on their respective sides of the aisle, but it certainly seems more realistic than ever due to their recent public moves.

According to the paper, conservative pundit Joe Curl suggested- in fairly odd metaphor for the Republican presidential ticket, that a 'spicy Rice dish' should be added to the presidential plate.

Citing unnamed sources, he wrote in his Washington Times column that 'Rice is reportedly getting "antsy" to get back into the political game. "She's ready to go," said one top source'.

Meanwhile, prompting loud whispers that she may replace Joe Biden as the vice president if Barack Obama wins re-election, Clinton officially announced that she would not be resuming her role as Secretary of State if the Obama administration stays in power.

Considering her constant public presence over the last two decades, it is a bit naive to expect her to simply nap as her husband proclaimed in a recent interview.

"She's tired, she needs some time off. I don't know what the future holds. She doesn't think she will ever run for office again," former President Bill Clinton said earlier.

But some of her most ardent supporters don't seem to believe that line either.

Politico reports that a group called Run Hillary 2012 arranged automated phone messages to call voters in New York, Florida and North Carolina.

"America would be better off today if Hillary Clinton was our president. The Wall Street robber barons would be jailed, young people could afford college and find jobs and six million home owners wouldn't face foreclosure. We need to change our course. Please sign our petition to draft Hillary Clinton for president," the message said.

According to the paper, if one or both of the strong women ended up on the ticket in 2012, it would make them a sure-fire candidate for the top of the ticket in 2016.


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