On the week that she is due in Dublin and Belfast, one of America’s most influential journalists has declared that Hillary Clinton will run for the White House in 2016.

New Yorker magazine editor David Remnick has stated categorically that Hillary Clinton is running for president in 2016.

IrishCentral reported yesterday that Clinton is reuniting many of her Irish American backers for her  visit to Dublin and Belfast this week for the first time since she became Secretary of State.

In an article in this week’s New Yorker, David Remnick, a hugely influential figure in U.S. journalism, stated boldly:

“Hillary Clinton is running for President...” Remnick said he based his evidence on “a three-day conference I attended this weekend at the annual Saban Forum, in Washington, D.C.”

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The Saban Forum is an annual Israeli/US conference held alternately in Israel and the U.S and attended by senior figures in government and business, and opinion makers from both countries.

Remnick stated that the Friday night events at the conference were “surprisingly revealing. Hillary Clinton was the main speaker. In a packed ballroom of the Willard Hotel, she was greeted with a standing ovation and then a short, adoring film.... The film, an expensive-looking production, went to the trouble of collecting interviews with Israeli politicians—Benjamin Netanyahu, Ehud Barak, Tzipi Livni—and American colleagues, like John Kerry. Tony Blair said, “I just have an instinct that the best is yet to come.”

Remnick noted that, “The film was like an international endorsement four years in advance of the Iowa caucus and the New Hampshire primary.” Reminick stated, “2016 was within sight. She’s running.”

Clinton is in Dublin for an international security conference and a human rights speech and on Friday will travel to Belfast and speak at the American Ireland Fund for Ireland luncheon there.