Hillary Clinton: I’m Not Running For Elected Office Ever Again

Since it’s the November 21st, 2010, the most important question for the Sunday morning news shows was, of course, the 2012 elections.

Over on Fox News Sunday, Secretary of State Clinton got her turn:

Asked by “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace if she’s done pursuing the elected office, Clinton answered, “I am.”

“I am very happy doing what I’m doing, and I am not in any way interested in or pursuing anything in elective office,” she said.

Clinton laughed off the continued speculation that she might throw her hat into the 2012 presidential ring.

“I love what I’m doing. I can’t tell you what it’s like, Chris, to everyday get to represent the United States,” she said. “That’s why I feel so strongly about every issue, from START to Afghanistan.”

Of course, there will be a segment of the populace that won’t believe her, and pundits will continue to speculate about 2016, or even 2012 scenarios. This much seems true, however; Hillary Clinton will not run against Barack Obama in 2012, anyone who believes she will is simply ignoring reality, and she will be 69 years old when Election Day 2016 rolls around. Would she be willing to put all her energy into what is likely to be a wide open race regardless of what happens to Barack Obama in 2012? I tend to believe her when she says she’s done.

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Doug Mataconis held a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He joined the staff of OTB in May 2010 and contributed a staggering 16,483 posts before his retirement in January 2020. He passed far too young in July 2021.


  1. tom p says:

    2012? no way. 2016???
    The question is, is she in legacy mode? If so, I believe her. If not… well 2016 is a long way away.

  2. I sure hope not.