While the rest of the political world is preoccupied with the midterm elections, Chicago dentist William DeJean is hatching plans for 2012. He shelled out $5,000 to create an ad encouraging Americans to back a Hillary Clinton presidential run in 2012. He says the spot will run in New Orleans, Washington, New York and Los Angeles.
The secretary of state has stated several times that she will never again run for the office, after losing a bruising and expensive presidential-primary battle to Barack Obama in 2008.
"No, no, no," she told NBC's Ann Curry last year when asked about a presidential bid. "I mean, this [being secretary of state] is a great job. It is a 24/7 job, and I'm looking forward to retirement at some point."
Such disclaimers have not deterred DeJean, however. And Clinton supporters are known for their unshakable loyalty.
"I'm a dentist and I don't think this country is headed in the right direction," DeJean told CNN. "I think she is the most qualified."
The ad features dramatic music and then a portrait-like image of a smiling Clinton with the words, "Where there's a Hill, there's a way." The ad calls her "one of the most admired women in our nation's history":