Clinton speech likely to stir thoughts of Hillary

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Posted: Sep 05, 2012 5:41 PM
Clinton speech likely to stir thoughts of Hillary

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — While former President Bill Clinton is the star of the Democratic convention Wednesday night, the evening's most talked-about celebrity might be the Clinton conspicuously absent from the stage: Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Hillary Clinton is legally barred from political activity while serving as President Barack Obama's secretary of state. Her duties as the nation's chief diplomat have taken her to Asia for a mission in East Timor.

That international role has only increased her stature among the Democratic Party faithful, many of whom are already clamoring for her to seek the presidency in 2016. Hillary Clinton has said she's not interested in another presidential run.

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Still, Bill Clinton's convention speech is expected to stir nostalgia for the former president and first lady.