We’ve barely finished a bruising, expensive campaign for president, but it’s not too early to be thinking about who would make an excellent candidate for the presidency in 2016 – particularly if there is a conspicuously capable individual already on the political scene. She would bring vastly more leadership, experience and judgment to the White House, compared with its current occupant.
Strangely, the biggest roadblock to becoming president is Clinton herself. She will be stepping down from the State Department soon, and says she is not interested in another run for president. After some time to rest and reflect, however, she may find renewed fire to pursue unfinished business.
There are few individuals on the national scene more persuasive than Bill Clinton. His encouragement might be all she needs to get her campaign organization back in gear. For the country’s sake, and because she clearly is the best candidate, we hope the competing factions in national Democratic politics will coalesce to make her the nominee.
Peter D. Rosenstein: Hillary 2016! It's Never Too Early to Speak Out
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