With Barack Obama winning in a shocking landslide last Tuesday, the focus now turns to Hillary Clinton, who was essentially runner-up to Obama in 2004.
According to the New York Times, Clinton gets asked if she is going to run almost daily and responds in the same way… no.
Clinton gives many variations on the theme of don’t-think-so. (“Oh, I’ve ruled it out, but you know me. Everybody keeps asking me. So I keep ruling it out and being asked.”) Also a thousand different forms of beats-me. (“I have no idea what I’m going to do next.”) wrote Gail Collins from the times.
As of right now, the Secretary of State is looking to take a bit of a break and perhaps retire after her time in the Obama Administration.
She has set records for her travel around the world in her position and has nearly represented our country more abroad in person than any other Secretary of State before her.
Clinton did have the aspirations to become President before… so perhaps something has changed her mind during this administration, or maybe she is laying low for the time being… either way, regardless what she says, you should probably expect to see Hillary’s name on a ballot in four years.