Report: Hillary Clinton to hit the speaking circuit
Joe Trippi weighs in
- Duration 3:27
- Date Feb 19, 2013
Joe Trippi weighs in
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No longer the top US diplomat but that does not mean Hillary Clinton plans to exit the world stage.
A new report says the former secretary of state will hit the lucrative speaking circuit.
This -- Clinton expected to command at six figures for her appearances.
And follow in the footsteps of her husband who has made millions of dollars in speaking -- The move also would help the former presidential candidates stay in the spotlight while she weighs her next move.
Fox News contributor Joseph Trippi is a former campaign manager for Howard Dean to the folks at home it sounds unbelievable.
Ago that you get a 100000 dollars or more I mean we don't exactly know how high into the six figures she would be.
For giving a speech.
It's it's it's pretty amazing but it's it's been happening this way for years and Ronald Reagan famously.
Charged two million dollars for a series a couple speeches he made in Japan.
Condi Rice I think reportedly gets a 150000.
And you -- These kinds of fees sir and her husband Bill Clinton gets upwards of 350 even in.
A half a million for a speech so.
These kinds of fees are not extraordinary at all and I'm sure there's going to be a lot of interest in.
Having Hillary Clinton some of her stature former First Lady.
Secretary of State's US senator.
Speak on a number of issues so I think there's going to be quite a bit of interest and she'll have.
Plenty of speeches to do -- turn down.
But you've got to have deep pockets obviously -- afford a speech like this and that raises all questions about all kinds of questions about whether you know companies -- organizations that.
That higher herded to present such a speech might be buying influence what do you think about that.
Well I mean -- -- -- sure there'll be people who who look at things that that way but you know Sarah Palin Newt Gingrich Newt Gingrich.
Before he ran enough for president last time was somebody who'd been on the speaking it's circuit -- -- people -- Made the same claims about him I don't remember that happening in any of the races.
You know and and it's written using -- is an example people tend not.
To raise those that those kinds of questions don't -- raise unless.
There you know look if you've spoken to the you know taken money from the Iranian government to give a speech and Iran are summing I'm not sure -- places that thinks it would cause issues.
But I don't I don't think Hillary Clinton's gonna.
Or someone like Newt Gingrich would way to entertain speaking to somebody taking fees from somebody that we create a political.
Problem down the road she launched a new web side earlier this month that has raised a lot of problem questions about whether she might be positioning herself.
For a presidential run next time around do you see that happening.
-- -- -- -- -- -- as a Democrat I hope so I think and I think so far I haven't seen -- I think I take that as a sign that she's keeping the door open.
I think the same thing -- -- speeches that's awaited is you pointed out.
A way to keep her out in front of the people and they give her ideas out there -- all these are signs to meet.
It is very likely that she'll be were running in 2016.
And and that some of these steps will actually help her not just keep the door open but walk through that door -- She decides to make the run.
Well you know that her first speech is going to be well covered by the media presuming they're allowed in Joseph Trippi.