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Will Hillary save Obama?

Hillary Clinton could use her huge popularity in America to help rescue the beleaguered president. Or to make a last bid for the top job herself

By Diane Roberts   January 2011

On the afternoon of 3rd November, as the scale of the Democrats’ losses in the midterm elections became clear, President Barack Obama appeared before the television cameras, eyes downcast, lips pursed, chin puckered under the tension of his frown. At the same time, Hillary Clinton, his Secretary of State, was nearly 10,000 miles away in Papua New Guinea. She greeted women’s rights activists and planted a mango tree before flying off to negotiate with the defence ministers of New Zealand and Australia, scoring another diplomatic success. Despite the recent furore over WikiLeaks putting purloined State Department documents online, Clinton has…

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