Hillary Clinton Bids Future Her Presidential Ambitions Farewell
Speaking with NBC’s Ann Curry on Monday morning, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made an unexpected revelation: She will not run for president again.
“No,” she said with a laugh, responding directly to a question regarding her political aspirations. “This is a great job, it is a 24/7 job and I’m looking forward to retirement at some point.”
“Clinton, who will turn 62 at the end of the month, would be nearing 70 by the time of the 2016 election, the next in which President Obama is not expected to run,” The Washington Post noted.
The secretary had explained to Curry that the notion she has somehow been marginalized in the Obama administration was “absurd.” She also took time to defend the president’s long-expected decision on whether or not to send more U.S. soldiers to Afghanistan.
“I want to not only guarantee you but guarantee all of your listeners that this process will result in a very well-thought-out approach,” she said. “And the number of troops will reflect how we are going to implement the strategy. Now, I know there are many Americans who say, ‘Get out of Afghanistan, bring ‘em all home.’ And there are others who say, ‘put in hundreds of thousands more.’ But, I think neither extreme is focused on the situation as we are.”