Liberal Democrat Voice (UK version, sorry American friends!) from The Herald that at a recent dinner in St. Andrew's, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stated that she was "minded" to run for President in 2016. This is probably the closest she has come to making a public statement of her intentions, and appears to have been missed by most of the US Press. To my mind it is an odds-on certainty that she will throw her hat in the ring, and will win the Democratic nomination should she do so.
By keeping her name in the fray, she has effectively turned the tap off donations to any potential other contenders for the nomination such as Vice President Joe Biden, Maryland governor Martin O'Malley and former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. Democratic donors don't want to throw money away by giving money to a campaign that will be likely be crushed by the Hillary bandwagon. This helps to make it a self-fulfilling prophesy.Read more »