Even though it's only 2010 and Clinton has said she's not running, some people just can't let go. Can't we just let the lady do her job?
According to CNN, William DeJean paid $5,000 for the ad, which has run in New Orleans and will hit Washington, New York and Los Angeles soon. By way of explanation, he said, "I'm a dentist and I don't think this country is headed in the right direction." Maybe he and Orly Taitz can have a face-off over America's gumlines? More seriously, DeJean apparently believes that "people are having buyer's remorse about President Barack Obama and [...] the current administration is ruining the Democratic Party." The solution, according to his ad: "Let's make sure the president we should have elected in 2008 will be on the ballot in 2012."
But as CNN points out, Clinton has repeatedly said she doesn't want to run for president in 2012. In February, she said, "I am very proud to support Barack Obama and I will continue to support Barack Obama." Of course, anything can happen, but barring some big scandal or pretty major party schism, prospects for a Clinton do-over look grim. Maybe it's time we stopped focusing on her past, and started thinking about her future.
Especially at the beginning of her tenure as Secretary of State, Clinton seemed to get more attention for her husband and her supposed resentment at losing the presidency than for what she actually did. And in some ways our image of her still seems stuck in time: for instance, when she changes her hair, it's news. But Clinton has important things to do, like running Mideast peace talks. She's moved on since 2008, and DeJean should too.
Hillary Clinton For President Ad Hits Airwaves [CNN, via Newser]
Hillary Clinton's Hairdo Goes Long [Washington Post, via Houston Chronicle]
Eyes On Hillary Clinton As She Leads Mideast Peace Talks [ABC]
Some Chicago Dentist Is Running 'Hillary For 2012' Ads In New Orleans [Gawker]