Clinton is ‘winner of the decade’

In his recent list of "winners and losers of the decade: Washington edition," FP blogger David Rothkopf declared Secretary Clinton as one of the decade’s winners, writing: Bill may be on the sidelines now, but they’ve saved the best Clinton for last (well, maybe not last … Chelsea could well be even more impressive than ...

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In his recent list of "winners and losers of the decade: Washington edition," FP blogger David Rothkopf declared Secretary Clinton as one of the decade's winners, writing:

Bill may be on the sidelines now, but they've saved the best Clinton for last (well, maybe not last ... Chelsea could well be even more impressive than her parents.) Hillary Clinton, after a tough political campaign that still left her after Obama as the most important leader in the majority political party in the most powerful nation on Earth, is defying the odds by becoming the president's most important foreign-policy partner.  In 2000, she was just a first lady who wanted to do what had never been done and make the transition to electoral politics. She started and finished the decade as the most powerful woman in the world ... and utterly transformed herself and her role in the intervening 10 years. 

Rothkopf has a huge point: Compare the Hillary of 2000 and the Hillary of 2010. Clinton knows how to set goals and reach them!

In his recent list of "winners and losers of the decade: Washington edition," FP blogger David Rothkopf declared Secretary Clinton as one of the decade’s winners, writing:

Bill may be on the sidelines now, but they’ve saved the best Clinton for last (well, maybe not last … Chelsea could well be even more impressive than her parents.) Hillary Clinton, after a tough political campaign that still left her after Obama as the most important leader in the majority political party in the most powerful nation on Earth, is defying the odds by becoming the president’s most important foreign-policy partner.  In 2000, she was just a first lady who wanted to do what had never been done and make the transition to electoral politics. She started and finished the decade as the most powerful woman in the world … and utterly transformed herself and her role in the intervening 10 years. 

Rothkopf has a huge point: Compare the Hillary of 2000 and the Hillary of 2010. Clinton knows how to set goals and reach them!

Preeti Aroon was copy chief at Foreign Policy from 2009 to 2016 and was an FP assistant editor from 2007 to 2009. Twitter: @pjaroonFP

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