Clinton predicts Obama re-election; urges Tunisians to ignore campaign rhetoric
February 25th, 2012
01:59 PM ET

Clinton predicts Obama re-election; urges Tunisians to ignore campaign rhetoric

By Kevin Liptak

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sounded a confident note on her boss' reelection prospects in Tunisia Saturday, telling a group of Arab students President Barack Obama would be president for another four years.

"He will be re-elected president,"Clinton said in Tunis. "I think that will be a very clear signal to the entire world as to what our values area and what our president believes."

Clinton was responding to a question from a Tunisian student named Ivan, who asked about the staunch pro-Israel stance nearly every American politician, both Republican and Democrat, espouse when they're running for office.

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  1. The Rock

    Obama will win by a mile, perhaps not because of merit as because the GOP have failed to come up with even a viable candidate.

    February 28, 2012 at 12:16 am | Reply
  2. Eneck

    So far, I also predict that Obama will win by a big margin because Republican candidates are lousyand incompletent for the job. You can criticize a person for something, but accomplish something is not that easy.

    February 27, 2012 at 11:05 am | Reply
    • Eneck

      Sorry. Read as 'incompetent'.

      February 27, 2012 at 11:09 am | Reply
  3. mipolitic

    truly i once thought obama was what the country needed , but now it is very clear he is in no way telling us the truth, the fed is making huge income off the high price gas through the taxes from it, obama does not want the gas to go down, and the afghanistan mess along with our troops having no work when they come home is going to be another major drag on the economy, the secretary of state is even giving mixed messages about obama , the only thing i know is our foreign policy is as broken as washington is and obama cannot blame that on congress or anyone but himself

    February 27, 2012 at 7:35 am | Reply
  4. Josh Jaye

    Obama will likely win another term. Not because we want him, but because he has a job to finish. His relentless pursuit of DIVISION. He has done an excellent job of dividing this nation. People have forgotten the fact that, as Obama's rival in 2008, Hillary had nothing good to say about him. What changed? Keep the party in power, no matter whether it's the right thing to do? I have nothing for either Democrats or Republicans. Nothing ever changes for the better, no matter who is in power.

    February 27, 2012 at 1:32 am | Reply
  5. Gijoe

    Like so many others i absolutely cannot stand to see them or hear one word out of their mouthes.LIARS Into the lake of fire with their nonsense. Goodbye new world disorder

    February 27, 2012 at 1:13 am | Reply
  6. Gijoe

    Ah hil , she always makes me throw up a little in my mouth, like her boss

    February 27, 2012 at 1:02 am | Reply
  7. American Made

    I find it more amusing than I do annoying when I listen to all of you gripe about the economy and President Obama. After 43 presidents, all caucasian, most republican and having the total combination of 2,365 years!

    And our most recent, a black President, the 44th, Mr. Obama, in office for exactly 3 years, 1 month, and 7 days happens to be the main, entire, sole reason for our country's bad economy. If that's what you believe, then there really is no intelligent life on this planet! Beam Me Up Scotty

    February 27, 2012 at 12:43 am | Reply
    • American Made

      Gotcha it wasn't really over 2,365 years for those of you in the back of the class !
      – it was actually 220 years ( 55 consecutive 4 year terms🙂

      February 27, 2012 at 12:52 am | Reply
  8. Blucorsair

    ...it would have been front page news in every news paper and news outlet in america if she'd predicted someone else winning! ...and CNN calls this news! ...LOL

    February 26, 2012 at 11:51 pm | Reply
  9. 4commonsensenow

    lol for a poistive attitude. But not much of a prediction when you hold power and the things happen that I know about. So maybe stick to be the sales person and not the fortune teller.lol Shoulda just kicked Bill to the curb in the first place.lmao

    February 26, 2012 at 6:31 pm | Reply
  10. michaelfury

    "we're in a continuous state of war where Obama undermines the Israelis."

    Whereas you prefer to undermine the United States, Newt?

    http://michaelfury.wordpress.com/2010/08/23/as-the-crow-flies/

    February 26, 2012 at 7:34 am | Reply
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    obama is set to leave in white house 4 d next 4 yrs.

    February 26, 2012 at 2:52 am | Reply
  12. F B M

    She sorta reminds me of 'South Park's' mayor.

    February 25, 2012 at 8:55 pm | Reply
  13. bobcat2u

    President Obama is the first president I can remember in my lifetime that is not afraid to make a stand against Israel. He obviously doesn't hold that same superstitious attitude that if we don't back Israel, we will be destroyed. I mean given that they are gods chosen people and all. Way to go Mr. President. You'll get four more years to finish bringing our country back to its glory.

    February 25, 2012 at 8:18 pm | Reply
  14. rightospeak

    It sounds like a bad joke. Focus on Tunisia now. ? Look around in the U.S. , Mrs. Clinton – millions out of work, we are bankrupt because of endless wars, still open borders to lower wages, slave labor imports still killing American jobs. And you think that Obama is going to get reelected to do more of the same ? You keep warmongering trying to get us into another war – whom do you work for ? It does not look that you are working for the American people.

    February 25, 2012 at 5:03 pm | Reply
    • chizzlin sam

      donkey breath: the u.s. sec of state is in charge of foreign affairs– but i guess you cheated your way thru high school anyways...this mess we're in is all due to one man (george w bush) and his cia sidekick (cheney) who used every trick out of the cia garbage can of lies to get us into iraq and afghanistan...now go back to your "u.s. history" book from high school and see if you can read more than ONE page at a sitting...

      February 25, 2012 at 6:09 pm | Reply
      • YouBetcha

        What a crock! Since 2009 these two jokers [ president and Clinton] took power, they've reduced the whole Middle East to a powder keg and there they are – tossing a coin to see which one of them strikes the match! Geow up.

        February 26, 2012 at 11:52 pm |
    • F B M

      The Secretary of State's bailiwick doesn't quite pertain to domestic policy.

      February 25, 2012 at 8:59 pm | Reply
  15. mippi

    Clinton is a fat jerk-off and she isn't jerking off her husband either.

    Scram!

    February 25, 2012 at 3:13 pm | Reply
  16. mipolitic

    please click the full story line above to read hillary's respons about obama;s statement about his views on israel ,
    well at least israel will understand where they sit with obama ,

    israel appears to be in hillary's statement to be a very low priority , that tells me so is the iranian nuke.

    February 25, 2012 at 2:58 pm | Reply

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