Why Hillary Clinton won’t say she’s running in 2016

Editor’s Note: Paul Begala, a Democratic strategist and CNN political commentator, was a political consultant for Bill Clinton’s presidential campaign in 1992 and was counselor to Clinton in the White House. He is a consultant to the pro-Obama super PAC Priorities USA Action. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.

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The political media wants to know why Hillary Clinton went to Iowa recently

Paul Begala: They are almost indignant over why she won't declare her candidacy

Even if she want to run for president, it doesn't make sense to say it now, Begala says

He says it's just as likely that Hillary has not completely made up her mind

CNN  — 

“Are you running for president?”

“When will you announce that you’re running for president?”

“Why won’t you just announce that you’re running for president?”