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Guess who's talking Hillary 2016 already...

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  • Support overwhelming for Secretary of State Clinton's hypothetical 2016 presidential bid
  • Poll shows her run would garner widespread support
Will Hillary Clinton make another run for office in 2016?
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is not talking about all the hoopla regarding her widely speculated 2016 presidential run, but it turns out she does not have to. Her supporters may already be making that decision for her.

They seem to be so adamant about wanting her to run that the real question may be: How can she possibly NOT run?

Just ask James Carville, the Democratic strategist who worked for President Bill Clinton.

"The Democrats want her to run," Carville told ABC News' "This Week" on Sunday. "And I don't just mean a lot of Democrats. I mean a whole lot of Democrats, like 90% of them across the country," Carville said.

Or check with a bitter rival, former House Majority Leader Newt Gingrich. 

He told NBC's "Meet The Press" that no Democrat would not even stand a chance against her in a possible primary.

But that point clearly comes across when you check Twitter and other sites across the Web. The message from her supporters is: Run!

"Hillary will shatter the glass ceiling in the 2016 presidential election," writes Randy from San Fran on CNN.com.

"If anyone has earned the Oval Office, Secretary Clinton has," adds commenter MYATL67.  That person says that Clinton's decision to accept the Secretary Of State job showed that she's able to put her personal feelings aside and serve under President Obama.

David L. simply said "Inspire the world. Go Hillary!"

There are some dissenting voices, though. "Freedom" accuses her of lying about the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, and that her reputation is now tainted.

Either way, Clinton is only saying that for now she only wants to take things easy when she steps down as Secretary Of State in January.

"I am frankly looking forward to returning to living a private life that enjoys a lot of simple pleasures and gives me time for my family and friends and other pursuits," she recently said.

There are some hard numbers to back up her possible presidential bid.

A new Politico/George Washington University poll shows that 60% of registered voters have a favorable impression of her, while 35% see her unfavorably. Another Washington Post/ABC News poll last week showed even better numbers for her.

Anyone said "frontrunner" yet?

Well, that's the title that may not serve her well.

She was also considered a shoo-in to win the 2008 Democratic nomination as well. That is, until she faced a young senator from Illinois who took her party by storm.

 

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