She leads the Democratic field in Iowa by a wide swathe in the first poll to come out so far:
The years of doing duty to country have finally softened the steely sharp edges of her image and turned her into a statewoman, instead of the sharply partisan politician she had become known as. Being Secretary of State has been the best stepping stone possible for her to the White House.
Will she want it? She will be 69 in 2016. Ronald Reagan's age in 1980. Hillary looks a lot older and more travel-worn than before.
I think she would be the Democrat's best hope for another eight year sweep of the Presidency. I do not think the Taliban Tea Party will let go of its death grip on the Republican Party, not yet - they have some more elections to lose before they are pried loose from the controls.
Let the speculation begin! And we'll see how it all turns out ... four years from now.......