Those close to Hillary Clinton are starting to openly speculate that the secretary of state will run for president again in 2016.
The growing crew of speculators now includes three big ones: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), former Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell and former president Bill Clinton himself.
The question is whether this amounts to wishful thinking on behalf of Hillary backers still unsatisfied by (or bitter about) 2008, or an indication that she is actually considering another run for president.
On Tuesday, we asked you to predict the results of the Arizona and Michigan primaries and the vote shares for former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney and former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum.
First, the actual results:
* In Michigan, Romney took 41.1 percent and Santorum took 37.9 percent.
* In Arizona, Romney took 47.3 percent and Santorum took 26.6 percent.
Mitt Romney’s campaign is still justifiably worried about winning Michigan in today’s primary, as it should be.
But the bad news is that, even if his team can pull it out tonight, next week’s marquee contest in Michigan’s neighbor-to-the-south is looking like an uphill battle.
A University of Cincinnati poll out today shows Romney trailing Rick Santorum by double digits in Ohio, whose March 6 primary has quickly become the highest-profile matchup of Super Tuesday.