Secretary Hillary Clinton Not Attending Democratic Convention: Busy or Avoiding Obama?

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As delegates gather next week for the Democratic National Convention, they will look in vain for one of the party's biggest stars. Where in the world is Hillary Clinton? The 2008 Democratic presidential candidate, frequently rated the most popular member of President Barack Obama's cabinet, will be half a world away from the North Carolina convention center when Democrats gather September 4-6 to nominate Obama for a second term.
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  • Sidrah Zaheer 2012/11/12 06:59:43 (edited)
    Avoiding Obama
    Sidrah Zaheer
    No cabinet member should be too busy for the President. They are all bunch of hypocrites.
  • Marie 2012/09/09 19:38:47
    Avoiding Obama
    Planning on running herself! 1916!
  • Silvershadows 2012/09/02 03:11:48
    Avoiding Obama
    The spin will be that she has other engagements probably regarding National Security, etc. that requires her attention!!?? Nuts, she and Bill won't publicly admit it but they abhor Obama I may be wrong but I believe a lot of Democrats abhor Obama and don't know how to get rid of him?) They stepped in it when they hooked up with him. Well, she won't be there but the Muslims will! Our liberal, progressive Democratic Party as per usual.
  • Mike Silvers... 2012/09/06 23:55:40
    Actually neither. Throughout history the Secretary of State, traditionally, does not attend the convention. The Sec. of State is a NON partisan position. Kind of like you won't see members of the Supreme Court stand to applaud during State of the Union address. This question must have come from someone on your staff that either wants to stir things up, or just didn't do any research before posing the question. No spin!
  • Tarheel 2012/09/01 03:40:38
    Probably still sour grapes at not being the first woman president.
  • Marie Tarheel 2012/09/09 19:40:23
    Bet it is still the Clinton Plan!
  • Tarheel Marie 2012/09/09 19:44:09
    I don't know. Maybe she's given it up. I was glad that Mr. Clinton looked healthier than I had seen him look on photos and television even just a couple years ago. I would never vote for Hilary, I just don't like her.
  • Marie Tarheel 2012/09/09 19:56:11
    Maybe he is behaving himself! Heard he is on a special veg diet! Yes he looks in better shape!
  • Tarheel Marie 2012/09/09 19:58:11
    Yeah, I heard that too. Not just vegetarian but "vegan". I was thinking back on that old SNL skit about him where he was jogging and then stopped to "campaign" in a McDonald's. Then started to explain foreign policy be eating everyone's food. It was so funny.
  • taylor 2012/08/31 18:43:28
    The idealist in me says/hopes busy doing real work than attending this garbage.
  • DavidK taylor 2012/09/02 03:23:07
    She despises Obama. She knows the DNC will be full of NO hope & NO change. Can't blame her. It would be too hard for her to say things she disagrees with.
  • **Bessie** 2012/08/31 16:46:39
    Avoiding Obama
    Is Bill going? If yes, that could be the other guy she is avoiding!
  • DavidK **Bessie** 2012/09/02 03:23:49
    Good point!
  • **Bessie** DavidK 2012/09/04 18:18:11
  • lurx: the soda jerk 2012/08/31 16:05:30
    lurx: the soda jerk

    I wonder if these two have been invited to the Republican convention?
  • taylor lurx: t... 2012/08/31 18:45:19
    Why would Sarah Palin be invited to anything important? Ignorant moron didn't know the difference between North and South Korea or Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein, at least that's what McCain insiders told Mark Halperin.
  • DavidK taylor 2012/09/04 22:57:41
    and Obama thought we have 57 (Muslim) States!
  • Bill Dykes DavidK 2012/09/05 23:25:18
    Bill Dykes
    No he didn't! Didn't you know, Africa has 57 countries. Think about that and what he relates to.
  • DavidK Bill Dykes 2012/09/06 01:02:56
    There are 57 Islamic Countries as well.
  • Marie taylor 2012/09/09 20:51:25
    Smarter than you think! She laughs all the way to the bank!
  • LindaM lurx: t... 2012/09/03 01:51:12
    HUM,, I wonder... They weren't avoiding, they were just NOT ASKED. LOL
  • DavidK lurx: t... 2012/09/04 22:56:48
    they sure were!
  • jackolantyrn356 2012/08/31 15:28:54
    Avoiding Obama
    aVOIDING THE islamic brotherhood
  • EdWhiteSpace 2012/08/31 15:22:38
    Avoiding Obama
    I think she is trying to keep some distance as she does not want the CLinton and Obama names too closely linked.
  • Josh Robinson 2012/08/31 14:05:49
    Josh Robinson
    The Grand High Wizards Of Global Government No Longer Attend Fledgling Activities Like Presidential Conventions. She Is Busy Getting a Back Rub..! queen hillary
  • Scott 2012/08/31 13:18:04
    Hopefully she is busy meeting with a hairdresser, and can you blame her wanting to steer clear of that train wreck Obama?
  • Busy
    Ferηαηdo 夢 ɗəɑʇɦ ɗəʃɪəʀ ʘʃ ρɦɑəʇ
    In her only four years as Secretary of State, she is the most traveled out of anyone in the position in American history. So yes, she is very busy.
  • DavidK Ferηαηd... 2012/09/04 22:58:51
    Shes avoiding Obama.
  • Jane 2012/08/31 13:09:44
    Not going to join this gossip session.
  • intolerantrwj 2012/08/31 13:08:03
    Avoiding Obama
    ...... she's at the Front of the Bus ... doesn't know he's back there.
  • dennisg40 2012/08/31 12:40:25
    Avoiding Obama
    I stilll think she will run for president after Obama is gone and she might very well win too.
  • Pete 2012/08/31 08:53:18
    Avoiding Obama
    Hillary may be trying to avoid setting up a situation in which the Democrats could attempt to "draft" her to replace Obama on the ticket since it's becoming increasingly apparent that Obama has little chance to win this election. In the first section of the eye-opening book , _The Amateur_, Edward Klein recounts a story about a social gathering at the Clinton's home in which a number of friends witnessed an argument between Hillary and Bill in which he was trying to convince her to run for president in 2012. She was not receptive to this idea, although Chelsea also tried to persuade her to challenge Obama. Klein reported that Bill Clinton ended the dispute with the pronouncement that Obama is "such an amateur," apparently offering Klein the title for his book, which by the way is extremely informative about Obama, the "amateur." I highly recommend the book. I think it's possible that Hillary's absence from the convention may be a defense against possible pressure to challenge Obama.
  • joseph digristina 2012/08/31 07:10:51
  • Gray Parks joseph ... 2012/08/31 12:56:40
  • joseph ... Gray Parks 2012/08/31 17:36:18
  • Gray Parks joseph ... 2012/08/31 17:48:41
  • joseph ... Gray Parks 2012/08/31 17:57:06
  • Nameless 2012/08/31 06:50:08
    There's an awful lot going on in the world and she is pretty busy as Secretary of State.
  • Kathi Mcdermott 2012/08/31 06:37:24
    Avoiding Obama
    Kathi Mcdermott
    Who can blame her. He is the plague, the worse president in HISTORY.
  • joseph ... Kathi M... 2012/08/31 07:12:50
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