back to top

Hillary Clinton Wants A Woman President

Even though "everyone" wanted Hillary to make another presidential run, she demurred, as usual, yesterday. She didn't exactly rule out a run, though.

Posted on
Clinton arrives in Delhi on May 7, 2012.
PRAKASH SINGH / Getty Images

Clinton arrives in Delhi on May 7, 2012.

During a speech today in India, Hillary Clinton brushed off chatter that she is considering running for President in 2016. She did say that she thought a woman would be elected eventually, but suggested that it wouldn't be her.

"I think that there will be an election that will elect a woman," she said.

There was some buzz a few weeks ago that Clinton might run again, when supporters and allies including Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, and even her husband Bill, voiced that they'd support another Clinton presidential bid.

Clinton's statements most closely echoed something Pelosi said about a month ago. While Pelosi said she'd love to see Clinton run, her emphasis was on the fact that we're long overdue for a female president.

"I think it's really beyond the time when we should have a woman president," Pelosi said on April 3.

As for future plans? Clinton said she wants to return to India and "get back to taking some deep breaths."

She did not, however, firmly rule out a run, and people close to her say she hasn't decided what to do.