Hillary Clinton's New Site Feeds 2016 Buzz
'Not the kind of things you do if you want to fade into the night,' says strategist
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Feb 6, 2013 6:28 AM CST
A screen grab of the site.   (HillaryClintonOffice.com)

(Newser) – Hillary Clinton's got a new website, and it looks pretty presidential. Right now, it features only a contact button and a striking photo of the former secretary of state. But political analysts say the site—along with a mass email sent yesterday by Bill and Chelsea Clinton—keeps the door open for her political future, the New York Daily News reports. "These are not the kind of things you do if you want to fade quietly into the night," says a Democratic strategist.

"She can use this to create a candidacy, make people think she's creating a candidacy, or simply maintain her power. It's a perfect strategic move," says the strategist. HillaryClinton.com offers a link to the new site, HillaryClintonOffice.com, which was registered 24 hours before she left office on Friday. According to aides, it's just a way for people to keep in touch—but the site's contact form lets Clinton to build up her supporter database, the Daily News notes. Bill and Chelsea's email, meanwhile, asked subscribers to Bill's foundation to "thank Hillary for making our country and our world, stronger, safer and better."

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Feb 6, 2013 10:36 AM CST
Feb 6, 2013 10:29 AM CST
Here is the perfect running mate for her: In 1961, a young African-American man, after hearing President John F. Kennedy's challenge to, "Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country," gave up his student deferment, left college in Virginia and voluntarily joined the Marines. In 1963, this man, having completed his two years of service in the Marines, volunteered again to become a Navy corpsman. (They provide medical assistance to the Marines as well as to Navy personnel.) The man did so well in corpsman school that he was the valedictorian and became a cardiopulmonary technician. Not surprisingly, he was assigned to the Navy's premier medical facility, Bethesda Naval Hospital , as a member of the commander in chief's medical team, and helped care for President Lyndon B. Johnson after his 1966 surgery. For his service on the team, which he left in 1967, the White House awarded him three letters of commendation. What is even more remarkable is that this man entered the Marines and Navy not many years after the two branches began to become integrated. While this young man was serving six years on active duty, Vice President Dick Cheney, who was born the same year as the Marine/ sailor, received five deferments, four for being an undergraduate and graduate student and one for being a prospective father. Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, both five years younger than the African-American youth, used their student deferments to stay in college until 1968. Both then avoided going on active duty through family connections. Who is the real patriot? The young man who interrupted his studies to serve his country for six years or our three political leaders who beat the system? Are the patriots the people who actually sacrifice something or those who merely talk about their love of the country? After leaving the service of his country, the young African-American finished his final year of college, entered the seminary, was ordained as a minister, and eventually became pastor of a large church in one of America 's biggest cities. This man is Rev. Jeremiah Wright, the retiring pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ. He Earned the right to speak, just in case you may think that being an American is not enough!
Feb 6, 2013 9:17 AM CST
Lewinsky 2016~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!