Tom Bevan presents five reasons that Hillary Clinton will not run for president:
- She’s a poor campaigner
- Her desire to be president might not be great enough
- It won’t be a coronation
- Obama is leaving a mess
- The country is hungry for change
Rather than making an argument as to why she won’t run, I think that Mr. Bevan is actually making a better case for why if she runs she won’t win.
I think a better argument was made a while ago and which I took note of at the time, that this whole fan dance has been a cynical ploy for making money.
Quite to the contrary, I think that a taste for the presidency is an appetite that doesn’t go away and she’s had it for some time. Remember too, the notions of risk and reward required to seek and gain high political office are very different than yours or mine. Politicians are constitutionally optimistic, not inclined to consider costs, and inclined to over-estimate their own abilities. I wouldn’t be at all surprised if Mitt Romney ran again.