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MSNBC's Krystal Ball: 'I Don't Want Hillary Clinton To Run for President'
'I hope she does not run, she is not the right person for this moment'

MSNBC's Krystal Ball: 'I Don't Want Hillary Clinton To Run for President' (RealClearPolitics)

KRYSTAL BALL: I deeply admire and respect Hillary Clinton. I think she is a great intellect with great fortitude. I think she was a strong secretary of state and a hardworking and effective senator. But I have come to a difficult realization: I don’t want Hillary Clinton to run for president in 2016. I hope she does not run, she is not the right person for this moment.

Back in 2008, when all my peers were jumping on the Barack Obama bandwagon, I backed Clinton. The country was reeling from a disastrous eight years under President George W. Bush. We were desperate for competence after his incompetence; for respect for government after his disdain. We needed, in my view, a capable hand. She was well positioned to manage the end of two wars and to regain the international respect that had been lost during the Bush presidency. Clinton was a fantastic fit for that moment but that moment has passed.

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