Bill Clinton confirmed Hillary Clinton is running for president in 2016, according to Angelo Tsakopoulos, a “real-estate honcho” who’s a major donor to Clinton campaigns, the New York Post reports. No kidding?
It is time to stop pretending to be surprised at reports that Clinton is running for president. “Hillary will be our next president and she will be a great one,” Tsakopoulos said last weekend at a private California banquet. “I talked to her husband, and he confirmed it. She will run.” He even had campaign staffing specifics, saying his daughter, Eleni Tsakopoulos-Kounalakis, will be a Clinton aide during the campaign. In 2010, Tsakopoulos-Kounalakis was sworn in by Hillary Clinton as ambassador to Hungary.
Clinton’s political ambitions have long been clear. (She ran for Senate even before her husband left the White House!) In January, Clinton’s husband and daughter co-bylined a mass email asking readers to “thank Hillary for making our country and our world, stronger, safer and better.” President Obama and Clinton went on 60 Minutes and he said basically the same thing, but the subtext was clear for other Democrats considering a 2016 run: Obama’s endorsement is pledged to Clinton.
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