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2012 or 2016?

If she’s running for president, I have no idea whether this was shrewd or not. But I’m pretty sure Steve is wrong that if she’s running this is a longterm run for 2016 or 2020. If it’s 2016, why on earth do you resign now? Why invite all of the criticism about being a “quitter” and so on if you’re not running — and therefore don’t need to raise money — until 7 or 11 years from now? No, if she’s resigning to run it seems it has to be for 2012.

Jonah Goldberg — Jonah Goldberg holds the Asness Chair in Applied Liberty at the American Enterprise Institute and is a senior editor of National Review. His new book, The Suicide of The West, is on sale now.

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