Clinton clearly has plans to run for President, as do most Senators, but
NY governor first
the Rebel With A Cause, was chief political strategist for
the past two winning Democratic governors in Virginia and was
credited with leading a "revolution in American
politics" by The New York Times for his role in breaking
America's 300-year-old color barrier in national politics. He
alone will be responsible for his column, ideas, and opinions.
So: The Senate has never proved the best place to run for President,
Senators having been elected President in the last century, JFK and
both who died in office during their first term.
Senator Clinton's term is up and so is the term of Governor George
Pataki, the Republican who just won his third-term.
here: Pataki will not run for a fourth term. This means the seat will be
open. I bet Mrs. Clinton will cut a deal with Democratic Attorney
General Spitzer and
let him run for the Senate [his first choice] and let her run for
Governor. This aces out the other NY Senator, Chuck Schumer, who also
wants to run for President.
Of all the
major states in the Union, none now has a female Governor: California,
Texas, New York, Florida, Illinois, PENN, Ohio. Michigan has a female
Governor but she was born in Canada and thus cannot run for national
for Governor in 2006 - and assuming she wins - Hillary Clinton will then
become the most experienced and qualified female politician ever, the
first to serve both in the Senate and the Governorship.
be a very logical VP candidate in 2008 if she doesn't run for the
Clinton is what she is aiming at in my estimation.
surprised if she runs for Governor in 2006...and then national office in
Copyright. All rights reserved. Paul Goldman. 2002