Not long after the confetti fell during Obama’s re-election speech, speculation already started about 2016. Even the president quipped during a “60 Minutes” interview on Sunday that he wasn’t even inaugurated yet before everyone started asking whether or not Hillary is going to run in 2016. In that joint interview, she didn’t say what her plans are, though she is certainly the favorite. Her popularity among the base has skyrocketed since the 2008 primary defeat, and if she decides to run again, the Democratic nomination will surely be hers. But 2016 is still a while away. While Hillary decides whether or not she’s up for another presidential campaign, she’ll also be hard at work on a new memoir, according to a report from Buzzfeed this week.
Clinton is already the author of one bestselling memoir, Living History. Published in 2003, it focuses on her middle-class upbringing and her time as First Lady. However, I’m much more excited about the follow-up. Clinton has led a fascinating life post-2003, and her career’s more recent chapters are more interesting to me than her time as First Lady. I’m sure she has plenty to write about regarding her time as a U.S. senator and even more pages to fill about the primary battle with Obama in 2007/08. That primary season was ugly. Bill Clinton accused Obama of creating a “fairy tale” story regarding his opposition to the Iraq war, and then the Obama campaign subtly accused the Clintons of racism. Yet, after it was all over, Hillary was invited to serve in the Obama White House as Secretary of State. The book should be fascinating for political junkies and non-political junkies alike. Before she sits down and sets a pen to paper, she plans to “catch up on about 20 hours of sleep deprivation.” It’s well deserved, and I can’t wait to see what she does next once she’s re-energized.