2014 marks my tenth year attending the CGI. When former US President William J. Clinton first launched the initiative back in 2005, it broke down many of the silos that existed within the development community. Policy makers, academics, and private sector leaders began to have honest discussions. Relationships began, and partnerships emerged.
Did anyone ever think that Bill Clinton, perhaps the greatest politician of our time, even rivaling LBJ, would ever go "gently into that good night"? WJC now seems to be in his element, relishing the fact that GOP hitman-in-chief Karl Rove has thrown down his chain-mailed gauntlet and gone after his beloved Hillary, questioning her health and ability to serve as president.
It's not official yet. But, when you closely observe the subtle shifts in power corridors within the offices of Democrats and Republicans in the mighty United States of America, there seems to be a definite drift to candidatures. Two independent candidates: Tami Stainfield and Samm Tittle have already made their candidature known for the Presidential elections in 2016.