Hillary Clinton wouldn’t admit she is a presidential candidate for 2016, but many realtors who heard her speak Saturday evening at the National Association of Realtors convention believe she sure sounded like she had made her decision.
Press was banned from her Saturday night keynote address in San Francisco’s Moscone Center. The annual convention draws more than 22,000 realtors from coast to coast and the general session with Clinton as the headliner was reportedly packed with an overflow crowd. People waiting in line for hours to get their reserved seats.
The NAR, said press was banned from the address by the former Secretary of State, former New York Senator and former First Lady.
“Please note that the keynote address from Former Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton is closed to media per her speaking agreement with NAR,” an association spokeswoman said in an email last week to LoHud. And at this point no press release or tape is available.
But plenty of realtors were on hand. They have been tweeting and posting on Facebook their impressions and tidbits from what she said throughout the weekend.
Clinton, it should be noted is a Chappaqua resident (though there are rumors she and husband Bill might be searching for a new home on a larger property in the Croton/Yorktown area). If we were there we would have asked about her experience becoming a Westchester homeowner and if she planned to house hunt. And does she believe homeownership remains part of the American dream?
Here are some posted tweets of her speech.
“Hillary Clinton is rocking the room!”
“Do not be being afraid to take on hard tasks to better nation. Don’t take the easy way out.”
“Take criticism seriously, but not personally.”
“U.S. leadership is not a birthright. It has to be won every generation.”
Adds one realtor: “After seeing Hillary Clinton speak she is def running in 2016.”
(Photo from Moscone Center from a seat in the hall)