Netroots is ready for Hillary

June 24, 2013


SAN JOSE, Calif. — Hillary Clinton was absent from Netroots Nation, the largest gathering of liberal activists in the country, but when talking about 2016, no one was more present on the lips of attendees here than the former secretary of state.

“A lot of people are looking to Hillary Clinton right now,” said Alan Franklin, political director of Progress Now Colorado. He supported Barack Obama over Clinton in the 2008 primary and hopes Clinton, who is mulling another presidential run, will run again. “She’s arguably the most powerful woman in America. She’s set herself up for president well in 2016.”

What a difference a few years can make.

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gives a speech during a joint press conference with the Turkish Foreign Minister during the Global Counterterrorism Forum in Istanbul, on June 7, 2012. AFP PHOTO / BULENT KILIC        (Photo credit should read BULENT KILIC/AFP/GettyImages)