Bill Clinton desperately wants to get back in the White House and get the keys to Air Force One, even if on the missuses coattails. He has two chances: (1) Obama implodes over the next couple of months and is coaxed into not running (slim, but possible if the economy continues to tank), and (2) Hillary runs against Romney in 2016. The latter is a possibility; if Romney does turn things around he’ll be hard to beat, but dealing with the entitlement mess is going to require making a lot of enemies, so he could be vulnerable.
It has to be 2012 or 2016. The Hildabeast will be 73 in 2020. She’s already really showing her age (I’ve seen a few pics lately in which she looks like a sack of cement), and will be well-past her sell-by date by 2020.
Hillary running after a second Obama term in 2016 is not an option. Although he won’t say so, I think Clinton realizes, along with a growing number of other dems, that an America after four more years of Obama will not be a country that any rational person would wish to preside over.
Oh, there is a third way, and I've been predicting it since 2009.
Hillary needs several things in order to make it work: 1) She needs to get 95% of the black vote; 2) She needs to refocus voter anger on the VRWC; and 3) She needs Team Obama (or what's left of it) to appear with her in photo ops. I mean, she needs a smiling Valerie Jarrett and Michelle herself on board.
If Obama is "coaxed" into not running, none of this will be possible.
The only road to the White House for the Clintons runs right through Fort Marcy Park.