Hillary Clinton will run for president in 2016, according to David Remnick of the New Yorker. PHOTO: Reuters
"Hillary is running" declares New Yorker editor David Remnick. Remnick picked up the Hillary 2016 buzz at the Saban Forum, a conference put on by Israeli-American and major Democratic donor, Haim Saban. While Remnick's prediction of a Hillary Clinton candidacy in 2016 is likely enough to come true, he ought to look at where he is getting his evidence. Saban himself was a major Hillary supporter for her first run in 2008, and Clinton was the featured speaker at this year's Saban Forum. You would be hard-pressed to find a crowd more capable of working themselves up into a "Hillary 2016" tizzy.
That said, he's probably right. Hillary's appearance at the Saban forum shows that she's not grown weary of public appearances that push policy positions, which she'd have to do a lot of in 2016. It also shows her keeping in touch with a major part of her fundraising base. While she probably isn't 100% sure herself, and don't expect an announcement before 2015, those who have been pining for a Hillary 2016 run may just get their wish.