Why are right-wing trolls already making their case against Hillary Clinton?
Watch the video above and try to think of any potential presidential candidate since Dwight Eisenhower who has been so beloved. Critics point out that in 2007, the former senator from New York also looked unstoppable. But that was before Mrs. Clinton bolstered her already impressive résumé with four years spent rebuilding America’s relationships around the world. She and her husband, former president Bill Clinton, have never been so popular. And there doesn’t seem to be another Senator Barack Obama waiting the wings.
Despite the fact that several PACs — including one associated with Clinton-confidant James Carville — are already fundraising in support of her candidacy, 2016 is years away. On Tuesday, Mrs. Clinton made her first public appearance since resigning as Secretary of State, at an evening honoring Melanne Verveer, her former Chief of Staff at the State Department. The Vital Voices Global Awards ceremony at Washington DC’s Kennedy Center honors female leaders from all over the world for improving the lives of their fellow women.
“I was determined to weave this perspective into the fabric of American foreign policy,” Clinton said.
Vice President Biden, the closest Clinton has to a 2016 rival, also attended the event, and remarked that there is “no woman like Hillary Clinton.”
The former First Lady will be making more public appearances in the coming weeks, no doubt sparking endless speculation — and trolling — wherever she goes.