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Hillary Clinton book blitz boosts talk of possible 2016 White House run

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Hillary Clinton book blitz boosts talk of possible 2016 White House run


You could be forgiven for thinking her campaign for the presidency had already begun!

The buzz around Hillary Clinton’s new memoir is boosting talk of a bid for the White House in 2016.

At a New York bookshop on Tuesday, fans could not get enough of the former Secretary of State. Some made sure of their signed copy by turning up at dawn.

Yet Hillary herself says she doesn’t know if she will run.

“I’m going to decide when it feels right for me to decide,” she told ABC News presenter Diane Sawyer.

“I just want to get through this year, travel around the country, help in the mid-term elections in the fall and then take a deep breath and kind of go through my plusses and minuses about what I will and will not be thinking about as I make the decision.”

A publicity blitz for her book ‘Hard Choices’ will also include stops in Chicago, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, Denver, San Diego, San Francisco and Austin, Texas, as well as Toronto and Edmonton, Alberta.

Women are at the heart of the Hillary support network, hoping to see a female president of the US for the first time.

Enthusiast Melissa Wood organised a house party in the state of Illinois to get like-minded ladies together.

“I think that gal is a freaking worker,” Wood told those present.

“She is going to work, work, work. She listens to people, she laughs, she is funny, she works, she cares, she is a global presence, people respect her and she is experienced.”

One of the guests, teacher Diane Shirzadi, made a direct appeal to their heroine.
“I hope she decides that it would be a good thing. So Hillary, make up your mind. We are here for you!”

She has been the nation’s First Lady and First Mother. Now polls show Hillary Clinton would win the Democratic nomination for President – if she wants it.

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