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Gregory To Plouffe: Do You Have Any Proof Hillary Won’t Run For President In 2012?

Speculation about Hillary Clinton making a run for President in 2012, which began back in July, has made it all the way to Meet the Press. This morning David Gregory asked Obama campaign strategist David Plouffe whether he thought Hillary would challenge President Obama in 2012.

Said Gregory: “Can you rule out, based on actual information, that Secretary Clinton would not pursue the presidency again? Would not challenge President Obama?”

Said Plouffe: “Listen you saw this week they’re working so well together, working on Middle East peace, and it’s a wonderful partnership. And I think that was a really inspired choice by the President and the Secretary of State Clinton is just doing a wonderful job. They’re a team and a great team for America.”

Translation: We really hope not?

One suspects that unless Obama’s poll numbers take a radical turn for the better (which essentially requires a equally radical turn of the economy) or Hillary Clinton herself comes out and categorically denies any intention to run, this is the sort of speculation which will persist through 2012 (and/or until Obama appoints Hillary to a new job). Watch below.

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