That one-word question hangs over both parties as the 2016 presidential race comes into focus.

For Democrats, the former secretary of State looms over everything, a female Gulliver among Lilliputian rivals.

For Republicans, Clinton casts just as long a shadow, although in a very different way. The notion of a woman who has been a bête noire since the early 1990s extending Democratic residency in the White House for three (or even four) consecutive terms is the stuff of conservative nightmares.

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