Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Hillary Clinton Out West: Day One

On her fifth visit to the west coast since launching her public speaking career a year ago, Hillary delivered the keynote today at Marketo’s 2014 Marketing Nation Summit in San Francisco.  She said that she is thinking about running in 2016 and will continue to think about it.   This article provides some context and perspective.

Hillary Clinton Plants a Tiny Seed of Doubt

“I am obviously flattered and deeply honored to have people ask me and people encourage me. And I am thinking about it,” Clinton said in San Francisco, per NBC’s Andrew Rafferty. “But I'm going to continue to think about it for a while.” Then came the doubt part, with Clinton saying the political back-and-forth she observed as Obama’s secretary of state gave her pause about waging another presidential campaign. "I would be the first to say we're having a political period of, frankly, dysfunction,” she added. “I saw it from afar as secretary and it was disheartening and even embarrassing to see people arguing about letting us default on our debt.”

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This evening she is speaking to the World Affairs Council of Oregon in Portland.  She also tweeted this.

20 years ago, women made 72 cents on the dollar to men. Today it's still just 77 cents. More work to do.
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Here is a report on the Portland speech from The Oregonian.

Hillary Clinton speaking in Portland (live updates)


PORTLAND, OR -- April 8 -- The public enters the Keller Auditorium. Hillary Rodham Clinton spoke to the World Affairs Council Tuesday at Keller Auditorium in Portland. Michael Lloyd/The Oregonian.

Photographer Michael Lloyd is also at the event.

The talk kicks off the World Affairs Council of Oregon’s International Speakers series. It's the second stop of a West Coast speaking tour for Clinton, the former secretary of state and odds-on favorite to win the Democratic presidential nomination if she chooses to run in 2016. The talk begins at 7:30 p.m.