#Hillary2016 Tops Twitter Trends as Former President Bill Clinton Fires Up DNC Crowd

Sep 5, 2012 11:38pm
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ABC News

If people on Twitter had their way, Hillary Clinton would take one more crack at shattering America’s highest glass ceiling.

As President Bill Clinton took to the Democratic National Convention’s main stage Wednesday night, the Twitter hash tag “#Hillary2016″ briefly became the top trend on Twitter in the United States. The tweets asking the secretary of state to run skyrocketed to the top shortly before 11 p.m., about 10 minutes after President Clinton gave her a shout out in his speech.

“Heck, he even appointed Hillary!” said the former president, making the point that President Obama is committed to cooperation, appointing Republicans to his cabinet and tapping his former primary opponent for secretary of state.

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An ABC News/Washington Post poll in April found Secretary of State Clinton scoring a favorable rating of 65 percent, hitting a new high in favorability data stretching back to her entry on the national stage 20 years ago.

Clinton is currently in East Timor, steering thousands of miles clear of the convention in Charlotte, N.C.

ABC News’ Amy Bingham contributed to this report.

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