@HillaryClinton says future TBD
June 10th, 2013
11:20 AM ET
2 years ago

@HillaryClinton says future TBD

Update 12:21 p.m. ET on Tuesday 6/11: That didn't take long. Only 24 hours after unlocking her profile, Clinton has gained more than 300,000 followers on Twitter, and issued her inaugural tweet:

The names she cites are the founders of the popular "Texts from Hillary" blog, which went viral using the photo that now serves as Clinton's profile pic.

She also changed around the order of her former titles: US Senator and secretary of state are now listed before "hair icon" and "pantsuit aficionado" - which used to read "pantsuit fashionista."

Her family issued a set of welcoming responses:

She also got some friendly tweets Monday from multiple high-profile Tweeters, including President Barack Obama.

Original Post

(CNN) - The page is empty and tweets are blocked from public viewing, but Hillary Clinton's Twitter profile appears ready for its public debut.

The handle @HillaryClinton, which features the famous photo of the former secretary of state looking down at her Blackberry, has two followers: the verified accounts of Bill and Chelsea Clinton.

And the biography is revealing: "Mom, wife, lawyer, FLOAR, FLOTUS, women & kids advocate, author, dog owner, hair icon, pantsuit fashionista, U.S. Senator, ceiling cracker... SecState... TBD..."

Bill Clinton joined Twitter this year to great fanfare, originally being assigned the handle "@PrezBillyJeff" by comedian Stephen Colbert, but soon switched to @BillClinton. That was in April - he's now at more than 700,000 followers.

Will his wife follow suit? Stay tuned...


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soundoff (36 Responses)
  1. Data Driven

    "pantsuit fashionista"

    And Senator Kirsten Gillibrand looks good in skirts as well as pants. :)

    She's also a fantastic Senator. Food for thought, before y'all make your decision, 3 years ahead of time.

    June 10, 2013 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  2. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes

    In case Hillary doesn't run, I'd like to see Sen. Klobuchar run. She'd be a real formidable candidate against anyone.

    June 10, 2013 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
  3. Rudy NYC

    Hmm. What happened to "teenager with two big braids"? It begins with "Wife"? Does this mean she never grew up? Just kidding.

    What's the point of this article? Slow news day. Report on the tug of war between Rep. Issa and Rep. Lewis over releasing transcripts of testimony given behind closed doors. Supposedly, someone admitted to giving the order to "target" conservative groups. But, the person is a registered Republican, apparently attempting to expedite right wing applications, which totally does not fit the conspiracy theory that Issa and others have been chanting.

    June 10, 2013 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  4. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Just read the ad.
    May I point out to whomever designed it that placing the word "cracker" on a separate line from "glass ceiling" was not the best PR idea that they've had.

    June 10, 2013 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  5. Thomas

    I didn't know she was a dog owner .

    she has my vote

    June 10, 2013 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  6. Steveo

    Why do folks believe Hillary would be a good president in 2016 when that was not the case in 2008? ESPECIALLY this far out when NO ONE have announced anything?

    June 10, 2013 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  7. Randy, San Francisco

    Why should Hillary rush an announcement? Keep Republicans and Tea Partiers in the dark while they desperately play catch up.

    June 10, 2013 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  8. sonny chapman

    She's running. When Chelsea said "Go for it", done deal.

    June 10, 2013 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  9. Data Driven

    @Dutch,

    Klobuchar would be another excellent option.

    There are other fish in the sea besides Hillary Clinton. Why don't we wait to see how it all plays out first.

    June 10, 2013 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  10. Fair is Fair

    Klobuchar? She wouldn't make it out of Iowa. As a conservative, I'm hoping for Biden.

    June 10, 2013 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  11. Ron L

    America NEEDS to be talking about JOBS, rebuilding our infrastructure; getting health care cost under control, getting large amounts of ammunition out of the hands of people with no control, why student loans with the government are about to go up to 4 to 7% interest. NOT wasting time on who may run for President beginning in the later part of 2014!!!

    June 10, 2013 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  12. it must be said

    sorry, the 3am call came and neither her nor obama picked it up and dealt with it. 4 americans died as a result. you can ad negligent homicide to her list of accomplishments. obama as well.

    June 10, 2013 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  13. Rudy NYC

    Fair is Fair wrote:

    Klobuchar? She wouldn't make it out of Iowa. As a conservative, I'm hoping for Biden.
    ------------------
    As someone who has come to lose all respect for the Republican Party, I'm hoping for another black guy, like Gov. Duval Patrick, which would only serve as additional catalyst for the right wing's self implosion..

    June 10, 2013 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  14. California Gary

    She will run.......and she will win. Bet the house on it.

    June 10, 2013 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  15. California Gary

    BTW.......Klobachar might not be well known nationally, but every time I have seen her, she appears to be a very sharp lady........might make a good number 2 if not at the top of the ticket.

    June 10, 2013 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  16. Malory Archer

    Rudy NYC

    As someone who has come to lose all respect for the Republican Party, I'm hoping for another black guy, like Gov. Duval Patrick, which would only serve as additional catalyst for the right wing's self implosion..

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Right on Rudy! My reasons are a little different though: All of the things that have the mouthbreathers are up in arms are things that have been going on with the government forever, but they didn't utter a peep or they trashed us "libruls" who took issue with those things when a repub was in the WH. The minute a black guy gets elected they hate all they loved before. IMO, if we keep electing Aftican Americans to the highest office in the land the detractors won't be happy until the patriot act, homeland security, the war on drugs and a bunch of other toxic legislation enacted by the right will go the way of the dinosaur!

    June 10, 2013 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  17. Ray E. (Georgia)

    Eh, Rudy NYC,
    What is it you want the Republician Party to do for you that you can't do for yourself? The Nanny State is up and running as it has been for the last 80 plus years. Hillary is just an extention of the Nanny State and the glaring failure of the Liberal's as to the nearly 17 Trillion Dollar Federal debt, Still high unemployment, Food Stamps, etc. Republician's didn't give you that. It was the Liberal's as in the Housing Bubble. That what you want to continue? We all know Bill wants to get back in the White House so bad he can taste it. Do you want Slick Willie back in the White House?? He said, We could give you more of your money, but you wouldn't know how to spend it. That what you want Rudy?

    June 10, 2013 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  18. liberal disease

    why doesnt she tweet to the family of the dead, what really happened in Benhgazi

    June 10, 2013 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
  19. rude

    Just to anger the repubs, I will sport a Hillary bumper sticker. maybe not, wouldn't put it past those whackos to shoot me.

    June 10, 2013 06:40 pm at 6:40 pm |
  20. Tom

    I think the GOP would vilify Jesus.

    June 10, 2013 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  21. kenman

    Yes, she's like a VIRUS! A threat that just won't go away, and her minions only need some meaningless tripe like this to forget all the scandals, political opportunism, and indifferent incompetence as Sec. of State capped off by her "what difference does it make now" statement about the Americans working under her cabinet that were left to be murdered in Benghazi!

    June 10, 2013 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
  22. Johnny DC

    Hooray! Another cult-of-personality White House contender, who brings nothing to the table but more popularity.

    Maybe we can continue to knock 0.1% off the unemployment figures for each of her two terms. Then we'll be in business.

    June 10, 2013 07:20 pm at 7:20 pm |
  23. Bubba Ray

    The GOP ticket of Ben Ghazi / I.R.S. will crush Hillary in 2016.

    June 10, 2013 07:32 pm at 7:32 pm |
  24. Beavis

    Who cares about this clown

    June 10, 2013 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  25. Tom

    Vote for Hillary and get more Section 8 housing, more food stamps, more WIC, more welfare cash (AFDC), and best of all....more free cell phones !! Why work for a living when you can vote for a living !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    June 10, 2013 07:53 pm at 7:53 pm |
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