Hillary Clinton ‘Thinking About’ Not Enjoying Life by Running for President

Clinton said she’s relishing her post-politics life.

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 07: Former United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton leaves the event 'Equality for Women is Progress for All' at the United Nations on March 7, 2014 in New York City. The event was part of the United Nations International Women's Day, which is celebrated tomorrow, March 8.
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Emma Roller
April 9, 2014, 4:25 a.m.

For Hil­lary Clin­ton, one quote can launch a thou­sand think pieces.

At a mar­ket­ing con­fer­ence in San Fran­cisco on Tues­day, Hil­lary Clin­ton once again de­flec­ted a ques­tion about her pres­id­en­tial am­bi­tions, but ad­mit­ted she was “think­ing about it.”

Her speech was os­tens­ibly about giv­ing H-1B visas to skilled work­ers, but the in­ev­it­able 2016 ques­tion came up dur­ing the in­ter­view por­tion. Clin­ton shot a know­ing glance to the audi­ence and laughed as the in­ter­view­er asked, “What’s your plan? Are you gonna do it?”

“I am think­ing about it,” Clin­ton said, to the audi­ence’s aud­ible de­light. “But I am go­ing to con­tin­ue to think about it for a while.”

She said she’s not in any hurry to de­cide. “I’m not go­ing to make a de­cision for a while, be­cause I’m ac­tu­ally en­joy­ing my life,” Clin­ton said. “I’m ac­tu­ally hav­ing fun.”

Clin­ton’s stop in the Bay Area was part of her four-day speak­ing tour across the West Coast, dur­ing which she could rake in as much as $1 mil­lion in speak­er’s fees. Add that to the war chest.


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