Clinton says unlikely to mount another White House bid

October 14, 2008

WASHINGTON – Democrat Hillary Clinton lost a tough battle for her party’s presidential nomination this year and says she is unlikely to make another run for it.

rtr21qb1.jpgIn an interview with Fox News aired on Tuesday, she was first asked to rate on a scale of one to 10 whether she would become the next majority leader in the Senate, which she put at the bottom of the scale.

“Oh, probably zero,” she said. “I’m not seeking any other position than to be the best senator from New York that I can be.”

She also said she had no interest in serving on the Supreme Court, another idea that has floated among political pundits when they talk about Clinton’s future.

According to Fox News, Clinton then proceeded cast doubt that she would mount another presidential bid, saying the chances were “probably close to zero.”

“There’s an old saying: Bloom where you’re planted,” she said.

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– Photo credit: Reuters/Larry Downing (Clinton addresses the Democratic convention in August)

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