Clinton won't stump for Obama in 2012
April 2nd, 2012
02:38 PM ET

Clinton won't stump for Obama in 2012

She proved to be an important ally for President Obama on the campaign trail in 2008, but CNN's Alex Mooney writes that Clinton won't be making a return performance in 2012.

A senior administration official said Monday Clinton would be sitting out the 2012 election, as has been customary for past secretary of states during the campaign season, Mooney reports on CNN's 1600 Report. The position is an apolitical one, the senior administration official explained, and dispatching Clinton on the campaign trail would compromise that.

Clinton did breach protocol in February when she told an audience in Tunisia that the president would be re-elected.  She later defended her comment in an interview with CNN's Elise Labott.

"I was asked whether the comments in the primary campaign, some of which have been quite inflammatory, represented America," she said, adding that they did not necessarily. "I represent America."

"Probably my enthusiasm for the president got a little out of hand," Clinton said with a laugh.

But she said her comments were appropriate:

LABOTT: No political juices flowing there?

CLINTON: Well, you know, I'm trying to dampen them down. I've tried to have - you know, I've tried to have them taken out, you know, a blood transfusion. But, you know, occasionally they rear their heads.

LABOTT: Does that suggest maybe going back in at some point?

CLINTON: No, no, it just suggests that I want what's best for my country.

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  1. Brahim

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    October 13, 2012 at 3:06 am | Reply
  2. Michael

    Better pay attenion to a lot of events and the proposals coming down the pike in the next 18 months. Going to be very interesting time with many choices to make and if under 30 and very well educated and can get a high level of technical knowlege besides just admin skills the future can be tolerable. Just kiss almost all older goodbye. Let them lay in the beds they made for themselves. Take a good hard look at the age and economic demographics predictions for the next 20 to 30 years. It does not make a whole lot of difference who is president as far as where you position yourself. Forget terror attacks, there is bound to be some and indeed Homeland Security is expecting such, more lone wolf than international. Will be a more one party with a loyal opposition all fringe groups on right being purged.

    April 3, 2012 at 10:51 pm | Reply
  3. Michael

    I Agree land between borders safe. 30pc, until 11/15/12. but then never thought or gave a worry. You are right about no choice, 80pc. no Used to follow trends, figure percent and as many variables, make predictions,bundle, for interested partys, 2 on prove up, 3rd small fee Many people think that Corps gather data on buying or internet useage for ads and near sales but it is a lot more than that and with power available today they can not only predict who when and where your wants are they can literally change your future. It is easier to change the masses than that of a single individual. The idea of individuality is largely a myth, more so now than ever before. As far as national governence is conserned there are slightly over 30pc who may as well be deadas far as import for Gov functions in future. And as far as necessary another 30 to 40pc as filler and a remaining group to be split into two groups, a high tech and hard science, and highly innovative middle admin. 5pc to run nation

    April 3, 2012 at 9:52 pm | Reply
  4. Michael

    Look we in the US do not have many chances to become martyrs, oh we got an abundance of them to look back upon but damn near every one of them was killed by another american and so instead we came up with a better than killing each other off solution, we make HEROS by killing other nations peoples instead. It makes for a much safer environment in which to do all the things that americans are admired for, making money so that we can buy things. We do have lesserheros, ball players and celebritys and of course our polititions who find us other people to kill, without them we would probably revert to malking martyrs out of each other and there is no money in that.

    April 3, 2012 at 4:50 pm | Reply
  5. Michael

    Wait a minute on this spilling blood and we when it comes to Israel issue! How much of your blood have you spilled? First off, the blood being spilled by Americans is damn little of their own, and they volunteered and are well paid to become warriors. Just be glad that their employers have chosen untrained civilians armed with antiquated weapons that are but almost completely useless against their body and armored equipment. A warrior only needs one thing to do, and that is for someone to tell him or her whom the enemy is and the why is left up to his commander and chief. Israel and US are a family, with Israel the same thing as that a little Brother that all the Bullys like to pick at. Ya we know he is a little SOB at times and mostly ask in ways deserving an ass kicking, but damn it, he is our brother. And besides only our family and way of doing things is the proper way to live.

    April 3, 2012 at 4:02 pm | Reply
  6. joe

    We gotta stop spending American blood, on Israeli interests.

    April 3, 2012 at 2:34 pm | Reply
  7. Michael

    There is no way that Obama will not be elected, and as Hillary IS tne Party her not being out there bashing Obama will onvy qeinforce the publics, especialy Blacks, gays, femaies and unions who look upoo Obama as a risen Messiah. A Cross morph of MLK. JFK, FDR, Mother Teresa, a gay Ghandi a Green Smokey the Bear. Almost forgot the most important Morph a kinderand smarter Lenin. I would of thrown in GOD but HE is gonna wait within the Halls of Valhalla at the Pentagon Planning the next war.

    April 3, 2012 at 9:23 am | Reply
    • GypsyCatRider

      Have you tried using spell check?

      April 3, 2012 at 12:01 pm | Reply
    • Jimmy Page

      Obama leads with American interests intact and a GOOD future for HIS children....Obama a Messia never thought of him as that. Just a man who has his American priorities before him. Is he perfect...HELL NO...I don't like his position on quite a few things but when it comes to making this country strong again and doing the right things to protect HUMAN BEINGS AND THEIR INTERESTS....I think seeing what we have to choose from he is the best choice BARING what he has already done.

      April 3, 2012 at 5:58 pm | Reply
  8. jesus martinez

    Obama go ahead and take the latino vote for ganted, You will lose...

    April 3, 2012 at 3:25 am | Reply
    • GypsyCatRider

      Have you tried using spell check? Ganted?

      April 3, 2012 at 12:02 pm | Reply
  9. Michael

    The real power of Hillary was shown when Kusinich tried to retain his seat and got stomped not just by his opponent but was completely ignored by the party apparatus, even his old backers treated him like he was contagious, and all the Clintonistas through every thing at him. One of Kusinich aides said Dennir knew the end was there after he and Obamas talk. It is as if Hillary has found another figure to further own ambitions. Hillary was the one who sought out the money and routes to power Bill was no more than the front man. The office she now has is way more power than the general public realizes and became that way under Bush and neos, that and her worshiping followers can control both Domestic and Foreign Policy Decisions. All Obama has is the Veto Pen. Damn strange ongoings in the most secretive and Tightest Knit Administration ever. Damn Strange Indeed And the two who wrote article will never touch that!

    April 3, 2012 at 2:40 am | Reply
  10. Michael

    Interesting dynamics between the Clintonstas and the Obama Presidency and it is hard to say which of the two has the most power. It is as if there is a shared Presidency Clintonistas are well represented in all of the Executives Departments and she seems to have extremely good relations with all the neos who remained from Bush days. Hard to realy point to any personages within his administration or the Democratic Party Leadership for that matter. Oh of course they need his charismatic personality maintain his office and the party in power but other than as a figurehead he is useless to them. They do not need him in order to insure any of the party retains their Cogressional seats or to gain a few more seats. While Obama was the one who called Kusinich aside to upbraid him for the Libi ya opposition and his release of the fact that it war a US instigated incident every one knows that Hillary was more than just furious if not in a blind rage at Kusinich.

    April 3, 2012 at 1:59 am | Reply
  11. Bill Williams

    She's right,Obama will win in 2012,quite handily without help from Hillary or Bill.

    April 3, 2012 at 1:31 am | Reply
    • jesus martinez

      Yeah, Obama is against mexican-americans as he has proved again with the trayvon martin comments.

      April 3, 2012 at 3:25 am | Reply
      • Tuco Benedicto Pacifico Juan Maria Ramirez

        Nice try Mitt, we all know that is you.

        April 3, 2012 at 4:21 am |
      • GypsyCatRider

        Spell check! I wish you all would take the time to edit what you post because all it does is make your comments look unintelligible.

        April 3, 2012 at 12:03 pm |

    he is finding his way bak to d white house! N i tink dats day dreaming.

    April 2, 2012 at 6:26 pm | Reply
    • jon

      He's lost if he keeps supporting Israel.

      April 2, 2012 at 6:39 pm | Reply
    • GypsyCatRider

      Nice ebonics!

      April 3, 2012 at 12:04 pm | Reply

    wait for this Lady to release the book and maybe there will be a bit of Bill's view in it to . hopefully obama will not be in office when the book is written to give us a clearer view of the big picture .

    April 2, 2012 at 4:31 pm | Reply
  14. david

    Research israels aparteid policies.

    Investigate AIPAC contributions to politicians.

    Israel is the leading cause of anti-semtism.

    Don't support pro zionist politicians.

    April 2, 2012 at 4:01 pm | Reply
    • jon

      After obamas endorsement by aipac, he has lost my support.

      Cheers David, keep up the good work.

      April 2, 2012 at 5:14 pm | Reply

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