David Jackson, USA TODAY
Oct 27, 2011
People can't help but wonder what might happen if Hillary Rodham Clinton ran again for president.
A new Time magazine poll shows Clinton easily defeating the major Republican candidates, were she somehow to become the 2012 Democratic nominee for president.
Clinton leads Mitt Romney, 55% to 38%; Rick Perry, 58% to 32%; and Herman Cain, 56% to 34%, among likely voters in a general election.
(Time magazine notes, "The same poll found that President Obama would edge Romney by just 46% to 43%, Perry by 50% to 38% and Cain by 49% to 37% among likely voters." Clinton's leads are bigger.)
Of course, it's easier to be popular when you're a global diplomat rather than a down-in-the-pit politician.
Clinton --- who lost the 2008 nomination fight to Obama -- says she has no interest in another White House run.
But there's always the 2016 election ...