I first saw Hillary Clinton at the 1992 Democratic Convention in NYC. She met with the NY Delegates and was very impressive. I had the pleasure of meeting her during a "listening tour" visit I hosted at the Flower Library. When she ran for US Senate, I worked with her people and became a stalking horse to in part deny Rick Lazio the Independence Party line as I was the only in-party person who could block him at the convention.
It worked and Lazio was left waiting at the altar. That event and the infamous Buffalo debate were turning points in a race Lazio was leading in.
Hillary had previously sworn off seeking the line as she knew she didn't have the support. She used some feigned indignation with Lenora Fulani at a meeting in Buffalo that I remember well.
She was a great Senator and always was very nice when I ran into her. With each passing day, more of my anti-Hill friends have come to the conclusion she would have been by far the better option in 2008.
Now she has apparently decided her time has passed for seeking the brass ring.
Of course, as she knows, in politics things can change. But if it doesn't I wish her well.
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