WaPo | What Hillary wants

Never has so much been written (and spoken) about a politician so unknowable.

Over the weekend, the New York Times published a lengthy piece about soon-to-be-former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and whether she might run for president. Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, who is regarded as a likely 2016 candidate in his own right, said Sunday that Clinton would be a “great president” if she decides to run. Democratic strategist James Carville took the praise a step further, insisting that “90 percent” of people in his party want Clinton to be a candidate in 2016.

Lost somewhat in all of the hype around Clinton is a very simple question: What does she want?

The answer is virtually impossible to glean since a) Clinton is a decidedly private and cautious person, particularly as it relates to her future plans, b) those who actually know what she may be thinking don’t talk publicly about it, and c) Clinton seems to be genuinely undecided about what’s next.


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