Hillary Clinton Would Crush Mitt Romney, Rick Perry

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NEW YORK - OCTOBER 14: U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks about the role of economics in U.S. foreign policy to the Economic Club of New York on October 14, 2011 in New York City. Clinton's speech aligns with the Obama administration's focus on economic issues in the face of major economic issues heading into the 2012 elections. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - OCTOBER 14: U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks about the role of economics in U.S. foreign policy to the Economic Club of New York on October 14, 2011 in New York City. Clinton's speech aligns with the Obama administration's focus on economic issues in the face of major economic issues heading into the 2012 elections. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images) Photo: Michael Loccisano/2011 Getty Images

According to Time, Clinton would trounce Romney by 17 points and Perry by 26 points if she were the Democratic nominee in 2012. Obviously, this has a lot to do with the fact that, for the past three years, her reputation hasn't been tied to a crappy economy and an obstinate Congress. But also, people just really love her now. (COUGH. Definitely running in 2016. COUGH.) It almost makes you forget that she was once widely seen as a far-left, power-hungry monster. See, there's hope for you yet, Nancy Pelosi. [Time via Political Wire]