Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for Mayor of New York City? Absolutely, if current Mayor Michael Bloomberg has his way.

In a phone call confirmed by three people, Mr. Bloomberg encouraged Mrs. Clinton to consider entering the 2013 mayor’s race, trading international diplomacy for municipal management on the grandest scale. She would, he suggested, be a perfect fit.

Much about the call, which occurred some months ago, remains shrouded in mystery. But Mr. Bloomberg’s overture to the former first lady highlights the level of his anxiety about the current crop of candidates, his eagerness to recruit a replacement who can rival his stature and his determination to become a kingmaker in the political arena he will soon exit.

Personally, I think Hillary Clinton has her eyes on a much bigger prize than Mayor of New York City, and who can blame her?

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3 Responses to New York Mayor Hillary Clinton?

  1. Not taking away the importance of an effective Mayor in NYC to the overalll health of the nation…but Ms. Clinton would be wasted in that position.

  2. Dan says:

    I think that if she does have her eyes on the White House for 2016, a position like NYC Mayor would help keep her in the public eye until that campaign begins.

    I also think that the Democratic establishment is positioning Elizabeth Warren for a run in 2016. I believe they prefer her to Clinton.

    • forgotmyscreenname says:

      Elizabeth Warren? Do Democrats even care who these candidates are anymore or are they just rolling through different demographic groups so they can say they elected the first this or that (see: Tammy Baldwin, 2012).

      Hillary won’t have a chance after BHO sticks her with the fall on the Benghazi stuff.

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