The dust has barely settled over at the State Department and Hillary Clinton who, after all, worked hard enough to deserve a long rest, is back in the saddle. "Onto phase two," Dan Amira at Daily Intel writes: "Politico reports this morning that Clinton "will hit the paid speaking circuit this spring (likely April or May)," and "industry officials," not surprisingly, "expect that she will be one of the highest paid speakers in the history of the circuit, with fees well into the six figures in the United States and abroad."
Part of the reason that Clinton isn't taking too much time to lie on the beach is that, if she really is going to run for president again, she only has about two and half years, tops, before life on the campaign trail begins. After that, if things go as planned, she'll have four to eight years on a president's measly $400,000 salary. She's gotta get while the gettin's good. ...Amira, Daily Intel
Plus, of course, it's what one might see as pre-campaigning. Maybe Amira would disagree, but I think power and legacy along with some potent political issues are what drive Hillary Clinton. Money is good but money isn't her first consideration.