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Clinton’s happy to be out of the running

November 21, 2010
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton seen here in a Nov. 9, 2009 file photo of an event marking the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.  REUTERS/Christian Charisius

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton seen here in a Nov. 9, 2009 file photo of an event marking the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. REUTERS/Christian Charisius

Former U.S. senator and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton says she is done seeking votes.

Clinton, who is secretary of state under President Barack Obama, said on Sunday she is not planning to run again for president or any other political office.

“I am very happy doing what I’m doing, and I am not in any way interested in or pursuing anything in elective office,” the former U.S. first lady told “Fox News Sunday.”

Her comments followed Washington speculation that Obama might tap her for vice president when he seeks re-election in 2012 and move Vice President Joe Biden to the State Department.  The White House and Biden denied such reports.

After eight years in the White House as the wife of President Bill Clinton, Clinton won two terms as a U.S. senator from New York before losing the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination to Obama.

 ”I love what I’m doing,” Clinton said. “I am committed to doing what I can to advance the security, the interests and the values of the United States of America.”

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i guess their jobs are done, there is nothing left of democracy to destroy.
thanks clintons.

Posted by curtisdacrab | Report as abusive
 

that doesn’t mean bill can’t run again—but i think she would be less than happy about it

Posted by dominickspez | Report as abusive
 

probably won’t run again cuz shes a hologram now..shes been arrested along with madoff, and others…….

Posted by liah | Report as abusive
 

My prognosis is that mr Obama is going to spend the remaining two years without clintons. He has had enough of them, if only he had followed 100 percent the policies of George W, things could not have been that bad!

Rex Minor

Posted by pakistan | Report as abusive
 

Hill has always impressed me as one smart cookie, even when she was uttering nonsense about right-wing conspiracies. She is still young as Washington politicos go, and is positioning herself brilliantly. Right now she is about the most popular national politician in the country:

http://www.pollingreport.com/C2.htm#Hill ary

She has the left, she needs the middle, and the middle admires competence and ability. Palin/Gingrich/et al can have all the right they want and still not win.

She has no intention of abandoning a political career. They’re both addicts.

Posted by ARJTurgot2 | Report as abusive
 

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