CHAPPAQUA, NYSaying that the thought had been on her mind for a while and that she felt she needed to bring it out in the open, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton reportedly asked her husband Bill if he still finds her electable Tuesday even…
While Hillary Clinton played coy on the prospect of a 2016 run, the event itself had echoes of a presidential campaign event—at least in terms of media logistics.
Staffers worked to limit interactions between attendees of the event and the press—forcing reporters to be escorted everywhere, including to the bathroom, by staffers. Those who were caught mingling with attendees without staff were quickly directed back to a press filing area two levels below where the meetings were being held.
"Does it feel like you are in jail?" a staffer joked at one point.
During Hillary Clinton’s interview with Gupta, one staffer approached the small group of reporters who had been allowed into the event and suggested they leave in order to secure seats for a health care talk nearly two hours later between President Clinton and President Barack Obama.
The reporters objected, pointing out there was more than 30 minutes left in the former secretary of state’s talk, and asked if it would be possible to save seats at the Clinton/Obama event. The staffer initially said it wouldn’t be possible—but reversed course when reporters complained.
"If we had the opportunity to sit down and visit with each other in person, I’m not saying the romance would be rekindled but we will always have something. Whatever you might call it… Bill and I would be together today if it wasn’t for politics. It was me, Bill and Hillary. Then they had Chelsea and the stakes got too high."
Gennifer Flowers (who still wears scrunchies!) believes she and Bill Clinton would still be together had Chelsea Clinton not been born (via The Daily Mail)
The funniest tidbit I got was from Skip Rutherford, one of Bill Clinton’s closest friends who helped lead the Clinton library effort. He said a lot of presidents often redo their libraries after seeing what their successors did, and that folks in Little Rock are already “bracing” for a phone call from Clinton after he tours the Bush library on Thursday.
“Everybody thinks he’s going to go down to Dallas and come back and say, ‘We need this, we need to do that,’” Rutherford told me. (via Yahoo News)
Here’s the image President Barack Obama’s campaign hopes voters will remember heading into November: The man hug between Obama and former President Bill Clinton. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)