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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pounds on her table while testifying on the September attack on U.S. diplomatic sites in Benghazi, Libya during a hearing held by  the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington Jan. 23, 2013. Mrs. Clinton was responding to questioning from Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) (not in photo). (REUTERS/Jason Reed) Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pounds on her table while testifying on the September attack on U.S. diplomatic sites in Benghazi, Libya during a hearing held by the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington Jan. 23, 2013. Mrs. Clinton was responding to questioning from Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) (not in photo). (REUTERS/Jason Reed)  

WEINSTEIN: With so much left to vet, be careful of your Hillary bet

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      Jamie Weinstein

      Jamie Weinstein is Senior Editor of The Daily Caller. His work has appeared in The Weekly Standard, the New York Daily News and The Washington Examiner, among many other publications. He also worked as the Collegiate Network Journalism Fellow at Roll Call Newspaper and is the winner of the 2011 "Funniest Celebrity in Washington" contest. A regular on Fox News and other cable news outlets, Weinstein received a master’s degree in the history of international relations from the London School of Economics in 2009 and a bachelor's degree in history and government from Cornell University in 2006. He is the author of the political satire, "The Lizard King: The Shocking Inside Account of Obama's True Intergalactic Ambitions by an Anonymous White House Staffer."

Don’t go out and place all your money on a Hillary Clinton presidency just yet.

Polls show Hillary with a solid lead over her potential 2016 Republican opponents and an outrageously large lead over her potential Democratic primary challengers. But much can happen on the way to the coronation. Here are 3 things you ought to consider:

1.) She may not even run!

For all the talk about a potential Hillary Clinton presidency, we forget sometimes that she has not yet declared her candidacy. And though she is acting like someone who is planning a presidential run, there is a real possibility she will forgo a campaign altogether. After all, a presidential campaign is a grueling process, even for the frontrunner. Hillary will turn 69 in 2016. The only person older to win the White House was Ronald Reagan, who was inaugurated just a couple weeks shy of his 70th birthday. And let’s not forget, Hillary had health problems during her last weeks at the State Department. Could it be possible that her condition was worse than what has been reported? I hope it’s not, but it’s certainly possible.

2.) There’s still lots to vet

Having been in the glare of the spotlight for over 20 years, the Clintons may be the most vetted family in America. And yet, as we learned Monday with Alana Goodman’s report in the Washington Free Beacon, there is still a lot more out there on the Clintons that needs to be sorted though. Who knows what will be found? Maybe nothing big. Maybe something substantial. But don’t think for a moment that all that’s known about the Clintons is all that’s to be known.

The Weekly Standard’s Daniel Halper is releasing a book in June on the Clintons’ post-White House business dealings and political machine. One can expect many more articles and perhaps books on that topic alone. Then there are topics like Benghazi and Hillary’s role in the State Department’s failure to secure the consulate there. And that’s just for starters.