New Yorker Editor: "Hillary Clinton Is Running For President"
New Yorker Magazine editor David Remnick dropped a political bombshell after attending a three-day conference at which the Secretary of State was the keynote speaker, categorically stating, "Hillary Clinton is running for President."
Remnick made the observation after attending the annual Saban Forum in Washington, D.C. this past weekend, a meeting of highly influential members of the Israeli political class, including Avigdor Lieberman and Ehud Olmert. Former President Bill Clinton was also in attendance.
"Hillary Clinton is running for President," wrote Remnick, adding, "Everyone had a theory of which they were one hundred percent certain. There wasn’t much doubt about the ultimate direction. 2007-8 was but a memory and 2016 was within sight. She’s running."
Remnick highlighted a tribute film to Clinton that was played during the conference which included commendations from Benjamin Netanyahu, Ehud Barak, Tzipi Livni, John Kerry, Barack Obama and Tony Blair.
"The film was like an international endorsement four years in advance of the Iowa caucus and the New Hampshire primary," writes Remnick, adding that the tone of the video was "reverential".
“I just have an instinct that the best is yet to come,” said Blair during the film, after which Clinton was given a thunderous round of applause.
Additional private meetings were held between the participants of the conference throughout the weekend, but Chatham House rules were in effect, meaning that the cozy sub-confabs were considered off the record.
During her speech in the packed ballroom of the Willard Hotel, Clinton was sympathetic to Israel's recent military action in Gaza and pointed out that the U.S. had underwritten the "Iron Dome" missile defense system. She also questioned the motives of Palestinian political leaders, remarking, “The Palestinians could have had a state as old as I am, in 1947.”
Remnick's prediction that Hillary will run for President is not to be taken lightly given the fact that he has been editor of The New Yorker for the past 14 years and is also a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist.
Clinton fought a tough campaign against President Barack Obama during the 2008 Democratic primaries. At one stage it looked like Hillary was the favorite, but her announcement that she was to concede and suspend her campaign coincided with a secret meeting Clinton held with Obama, which in all likelihood took place at the secretive Bilderberg Group conference in Chantilly, Virginia.