Hillary Clinton, United States Secretary of State

When asked by Marie Claire magazine last month if she would make another bid for the White House, she said, “No, I’m not.”

(USA) After Mitt Romney’s defeat last Tuesday, the 2016 presidential campaign for the White House is already getting under way.

With President Barack Obama winning a second term on Tuesday, speculation over the next race for the White House is getting started. An incumbent will not run in 2016, meaning both, the Republican and the Democrat parties may have competitive nomination battles.

The two names grabbing the most attention in the hunt for the next Democratic nomination are Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, my money being on Hilary Clinton if she decides to run. Biden, who will be 73 on Election Day 2016, already made unsuccessful bids for the nomination in 1988 and 2008 and it is most unlikely that he will be afforded a new opportunity. With Obama going nowhere without the assistance and support of Hilary and Bill Clinton, the truth is, everyone else is frozen until Hillary decides what she wants to do.

As for the Republicans, before making any decision as to run or not, any potential candidate will better make sure that Hillary will not be running and that all the issues and internal dissension inside the party are resolved.

Running against Hillary will not be easy.