Let Me Start: The question Democrats fear most

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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivers remarks at the State Department in Washington on the deaths of U.S. embassy staff in Benghazi in this...
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivers remarks at the State Department in Washington on the deaths of U.S. embassy staff in Benghazi in this...
GARY CAMERON

Politico asks the question Democrats fear most: What happens if Hillary Clinton passes on a presidential run in 2016? There’s no obvious fallback – no other potential Democratic candidate polls as strongly as Clinton. One Democratic operative said that if Hillary declines to run, it would be a “gut punch” to the party. Will the clarion call of history be enough for Clinton to take on the most difficult job in the world? If not, it could be a long four years for Democrats.

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Let Me Start: The question Democrats fear most

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