The Candidate Who Wouldn’t Leave: Hillary Clinton Plans a Year of High Visibility

She really doesn’t want to go away, does she?

At her age, and with all that she can already claim on her resume, you would think she’d be ready to just sit back, somewhere nice and tropical, reflect on her life, enjoy being a grandmother, and finally keep a proper eye on Bill.

That, however, is not on Hillary Clinton’s agenda.

Fair warning for fellow bookworms: She’s planning on writing another book, to be released in 2017.

Because the last one did so well.

Oh. Wait…

Yahoo News reports:

The former secretary of state, senator and first lady is working on a book of personal essays expected to come out Sept. 26, Simon & Schuster told The Associated Press on Wednesday. The book, still untitled, is structured around hundreds of favorite quotations that have inspired her. The publisher said Clinton will use the quotes to “tell stories from her life, up to and including her experiences in the 2016 presidential campaign” and into her thoughts on the future.

“These are the words I live by,” Clinton said in a statement. “These quotes have helped me celebrate the good times, laugh at the absurd times, persevere during the hard times and deepen my appreciation of all life has to offer.”

I think drawing inspiration from thoughtful words of others is a wise move. A better move is actually getting in your life, by enjoying your family, getting away from things that have taken up too much of your time and energy (in her case, politics), and worry more about what the people who really matter in your life have to say.

That’s just me, though, and Hillary Clinton is nothing, if not ambitious.

Some have suggested that she is keeping her public profile up, in hopes of taking a third shot at the presidency in 2020.

Rather than be the kind of grandma that bakes cookies, babysits on the weekends, reads stories to, and spoils her grandkids, Clinton is going to be campaigning in the nursing home, it appears.

Along the way to releasing her latest book, she has speeches lined up for an International Women’s Day event, sponsored by Vital Voices.

Vital Voices is the initiative she, and then-Secretary of State Madeleine Albright founded in 1997.

She’ll be speaking at a swank LGBT Community Center event in New York on April 20. On May 26 she will be giving the commencement address at Wellesley College, her alma mater.

She’s keeping her calendar full and by 2018, I expect the calls of “Run, Hillary, Run” to be deafening.

Las Vegas odds makers should gear up now to call the numbers on who leaves the most blood on the primary trail – Clinton or Elizabeth Warren.

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