As Bill speaks, Hillary Clinton is half a world away
September 5th, 2012
05:51 PM ET
10 years ago

As Bill speaks, Hillary Clinton is half a world away

(CNN) - When Bill Clinton takes the podium at the Democratic National Convention Wednesday evening his wife, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, will be half a world away - literally - meeting with the leaders of the tiny nation of East Timor.

Hillary Clinton, who hasn't missed a Democratic convention in four decades, is on an 11-day swing through the Asia-Pacific region, visiting a number of counties, including China and Indonesia, and standing in for President Barack Obama at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum later this week in Russia. Obama bowed out because of the election campaign.

soundoff (12 Responses)
  1. BostonianNTheWoodlandsTX

    If Obama had lost in 2008, I would have been the first to vote for Clinton.

    As it is, I will be the first in line to vote for her should she run in 2016.

    I found it amazing and disgraceful that the press gave Condi Rice a huge pass on her subtle war-mongering speech.

    Hillary Clinton>>>>>>>>>>Rice in my book.

    In my view only Colin Powell has credibilty among that adminstration.

    But we see what happened when he spoke up and added some sensability to the room.

    September 5, 2012 06:02 pm at 6:02 pm |

    She's always on the job.

    September 5, 2012 06:04 pm at 6:04 pm |
  3. Bud

    and for Bill that's not far enough............................!

    September 5, 2012 06:20 pm at 6:20 pm |
  4. THE truth

    Can you blame her? I'd avoid that freak show like the plague, too.

    September 5, 2012 06:37 pm at 6:37 pm |
  5. Gurgyl

    World is too close now....

    September 5, 2012 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  6. three rivers

    she is not agin well, to bad as she has the money to look better than she has thse past four years...not fun growning old, but dang at least get your hair done...she use to always have neat hair styles!!!

    September 5, 2012 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
  7. Fred Lopez

    clinton the loser goes to china to hid from obama's sinking

    September 5, 2012 07:20 pm at 7:20 pm |
  8. Rolland Stone

    Let the INTERNS roll in !!!!!

    September 5, 2012 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  9. bipartisan77

    Too bad Hillary wasn't elected President. She'd be far more effective than the amateur in chief we have occupying the White House now. Stay away, Hillary, and don't let this little league player tarnish your reputation for 2016.

    September 5, 2012 07:45 pm at 7:45 pm |
  10. Brewster

    Our President and Secretary of State have no credibility anywhere in the world. How sad.

    September 5, 2012 08:04 pm at 8:04 pm |
  11. PC0909

    Well someone has to do the country's business, while obama is campaigning!

    September 5, 2012 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  12. Gurgyl

    We love you Hillary....

    September 5, 2012 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |