Hillary Clinton Buys 2012 Website!!

Marc Ambinder reports that, “A company associated with Hillary Clinton’s top presidential campaign advance staff has purchased a website domain that hints of a 2012 presidential bid for the vanquished senator from New York.  HRC2012.com was bought by the Markham Group on June 8, according to whois.com.”  A Clinton spokesman told him that, “Clinton officially associates herself with three websites: hillpac.com, for her political action committee, hillaryclinton.com, for her presidential campaign and now her ’12 Senate re-election campaign, and a separate site dedicated to retiring her presidential debt.”  Further, hillaryclinton.com has been used for Clinton’s previous campaigns, alternating between Senate and presidential runs, “so it’s not clear why a separate 2012 site would be required.”

I’m guessing someone had an extra $9.95 laying around and figured, “What the hell?”

Certainly, they don’t appear to have squandered any resources on hosting or Web design:

HRC2012.com parked with GoDaddy

Hillary 2012 bumper sticker courtesy UNCoRRELATED.

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  1. Dave Schuler says:

    Contingency planning. Prudent.

  2. Certainly cheaper now than later.

  3. Michael says:

    Certainly cheaper now than later.

    Except that by 2012, the .com domain may be completely obsolete.

  4. Brian says:

    What! Hillary might be thinking about running for President in 2012!? This is startling. I must go recover from the shock.

  5. Eneils Bailey says:

    If you think the Clinton’s are going to walk away from 2008 primary season with no hard feelings, no future plans, and no fire left in the belly, I think you are wrong.
    While publicly endorsing Obama, I bet she sits around at night throwing and smashing all the lamps within reach. Are they through with the 2008 campaign? No one seems to know.
    To the Clinton’s, four years is a mere pimple on the buttock of political progress. And Bill Clinton has his legacy he must ensure. He does not want to bang nails into 2×4’s and pull his pants and undies down while bending over while taking one and fawning over radical extremist’s.

  6. Eneils Bailey says:

    If Hillary Clinton decides not to participate in the 2008 Presidential Campaign or future Presidential campaigns, I hope she does well at other endeavors. Quite a difference, when she was once considered a shoo-in, can’t miss, running the perfect campaign, riding the crest of MSM influence.

    “Yet, let’s be content, and the times lament, you see the world turn’d upside down.”

    Love those English and Celtic Ballads.

  7. Melinda says:

    I certainly hope so!! Obama has just blown it. If the way he is doing things continues to go in a downward spiral, the Democrats only hope to keep the white house in 2012 maybe Hillary.

    Go Hillary