Clinton: I'm not running for president
November 21st, 2010
10:11 AM ET
3 years ago

Clinton: I'm not running for president

(CNN) - Secretary Of State Hillary Clinton is not running for president - just ask her.

"I am not in any way interested in or pursuing anything in elected office," Clinton said on "Fox News Sunday."

Clinton laughed off speculation that she might run for president in 2012.

"I love what I'm doing," Clinton said. "I can't tell you what it's like… to every day get to represent the United States."

She said she feels strongly about "every issue, from START to Afghanistan."

But her repeated claims that she won't run for office again have done little to quell the talk that she might challenge President Barack Obama in the next election.


Filed under: 2012 • Hillary Clinton
soundoff (39 Responses)
  1. catik

    "The Democratic party WILL push her to run in 2012.." And you know this how? Please tell us your super secret source, Billyjax. Could it be your really well-informed drinking buddy down at the bar?

    November 21, 2010 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  2. Nick P.

    Hillary is not a quitter like Palin, and she is very dedicated unlike Palin, she will see this job through and will serve again for Obama in his SECOND TERM, especially if Palin becomes the nominee of the Republican Party (i doubt that though, since when push gets to shove both in Nevada & Delawate people chose the sane person and not the idiot full of rhetoric and no ideas!

    November 21, 2010 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  3. vic nashville tn

    Democrats, republicans and independents will vote for her if she run
    Ask any who can do better job at white house one only name is Hillary

    November 21, 2010 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  4. vic nashville tn

    Bush tax cut export jobs true

    November 21, 2010 11:58 am at 11:58 am |
  5. Indy

    This is not a surprise, it is what to expect from someone that cares about their country more then themselves which is rare these days. Sho obviously feels that Obama is doing the very best he can do and she committed to a position and will see it through. She does not have to write books or constantly put herself out there for personal gains. Clinton is all about promoting the positive of America and does not prey on the negative to promote fear, hate and division. She is a role model that can be looked up to and respected for her dedication to all Americans

    November 21, 2010 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  6. josh

    Who in the world seriously thought that she would run for president?? I mean, yeah, some people at a forum say crazy stuff all the time but why in the world would she want to go back to the white house?? Why does CNN pretend it is surprising, since when is a news agency sarcastic??

    November 21, 2010 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  7. irene

    she's full of it. she will look for any opportunity to grandstand obama, be less than supportive of him in her subtle way and finally sabotage him so he looks bad and she can run against him. She's counting the days.

    November 21, 2010 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  8. Putin

    It would be really interesting if she run as a VP in 2012

    November 21, 2010 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  9. Joan

    Why would she run in 2012? She has a great job and is well respected and influential in that position. She will definitely run in 2016 and this experience will be to her advantage. As far as 2012 goes, this administrations policies will still be unfolding in the next two years and their successes will be evident. The economy will be improving, people will see the health care benefits, jobs will be returning and everyone will see that Pres. Obama made decisions with the future not just the present in mind. Now that the voters have called the Republicans bluff, it will be interesting to see how they try to keep their promises. Also, it will be fun watching Boehner trying to keep his warring children in line. Can't wait.

    November 21, 2010 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  10. patcee

    The magic of Obama will live again. I have no doubt he will pull things together and be re-elected in 2012. Meanwhiile, we wil watch the Republicans show the world how much they care about the people. They've gotten so much in the habit of being the party of no it just comes naturally. They are a mean hearted bunch who always pick on groups with the least power, the poor, elderly and now the unemployed. Their scare tactics will get old soon and then where are they?

    November 21, 2010 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  11. Anonymous

    "But her repeated claims that she won't run for office again have done little to quell the talk that she might challenge President Barack Obama in the next election.

    The media is the root of all evil.

    First of all, why would Hillary run against Obama??????

    Second, if Hillary decides to RUN, it would be because President Obama is NOT running, which I truly believe is going to happen!

    Finally, Third – I NEVER heard that Hillary was thinking about running against President Obama!!!! NEVER!!! So CNN should stop MAKING UP a story in order to RUN A STORY!!!

    Let's keep Moving America Forward with our current leader, President Barack Obama!!!

    November 21, 2010 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  12. Joe

    Of course the won't run. She's too smart for that. All she would accomplish is undermining the president and the democratic party, and set up the republicans for a victory. Why would she want that for her legacy? Meanwhile, she is doing an incredible job as Secy. of State. In 2016 she will parlay that into a bid for the presidency and she will win.

    November 21, 2010 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  13. Emile Zola

    Maybe we need to aske her: Define not running. I voted for her, even though I didn't like her stance on Iran and other issues. I also believe that Obama went ahead of her on the line to be president. Ms Clinton had many more accolades than Obama and yet America passed on her. One thing I don't understand. America wants the best for America and continue electing people with too much baggage. Dennis Kucinich would have been the best president ever or Mike Gravel. Even Michael Moore should be a better president than the ones stupid voters elect for higher office. I think that Phil Graham was right when he said that Americans are a bunch of whiners, but in the sense he said it, but politically speaking, he was right. We elect people that bring promises only and once elected they just want to let special interests rule this frail democracy of ours. It's obvio9us that whine is what most people know to do, because if solving the issues were our top priority, we would have elected one of those cited above, but no, they just want same old, smae old so they can continue whining, gripping about things they could have solved, but will rather complain than solve our dire problems: Moral, economical issues.

    November 21, 2010 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  14. marty

    Secretary Clinton has proven over and over that she has and uses the skills of diplomacy, intelligence, grace and knowledge, all for the betterment of the United States. It's refreshing to see a well qualified lady stand her ground and not defer to the egoists who basically exhibit their fears in name calling or other juvenile actions. She is to be commended and supported for whatever she chooses to pursue in the future.

    November 21, 2010 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
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