Hillary Clinton Shoots Down 2016 Rumors
Posted on Oct 17, 2011
It all comes down to Chelsea now. Hillary Clinton may have made an impressive run on the White House in the 2008 campaign, but she’s not harboring hopes of redoubling her efforts when her rival-turned-boss Barack Obama is out of the picture in 2016. In fact, Clinton isn’t planning to stay on as Obama’s secretary of state past this current presidential term, she affirmed on Monday’s “Today” show.
As to exactly what she’ll do come January 2013, Clinton told viewers they would have to “watch and wait” for her next act. —KA
Los Angeles Times:
As she has in the past, Clinton shut the door and drove heavy nails into the jamb on Monday.
“I’m very privileged to have had the opportunity to serve my country,” Clinton said. “I’m really old-fashioned. I feel I have made my contribution. I have done the best I can. But now I want to try some other things. I want to get back to writing and maybe some teaching, working on women and girls around the world.”
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Hillary Clinton may not be running for anything, but she remains popular with the public. In a Gallup poll in March, she scored a 66 percent favorability rating.