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 Staff

Posted Feb 6, 2013 6:28 AM CST

(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."

A screen grab of the site.
A screen grab of the site.   (HillaryClintonOffice.com)
Outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton waves as she leaves the State Department in Washington, for last time as America's top diplomat, Friday, Feb. 1, 2013. After four years, Clinton has traveled nearly one million miles to meet with leaders in over 100 countries.
Outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton waves as she leaves the State Department in Washington, for last time as America's top diplomat, Friday, Feb. 1, 2013. After four years, Clinton has...   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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