September 22nd, 2013
10:12 AM ET
5 years ago

Hillary Clinton on possible presidency: 'I'm realistic'

(CNN) - Hillary Clinton is in no hurry to decide about a potential 2016 bid for the White House, saying it is a decision "not to be made lightly."

As the political drumbeat builds for a possible Clinton candidacy, with polls showing that she is the leading contender for the Democratic nomination, the former secretary of state was asked in a New York magazine interview published online Sunday whether she wrestles with the idea.


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  1. Tampa Tim

    Hillary is far more electable than anyone from the right wingnut domestic terrorist.

    September 22, 2013 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  2. Tampa Tim

    This morning I read about the cost two right wingnuts on social security and Medicare who think they are going to have to pay more with the ACA. I wish Glenn Beck would tell them the truth that they will not be affected

    September 22, 2013 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  3. freedom

    How dare she. She has blood on her hands.

    September 22, 2013 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  4. the hippies were right

    Benghazi, 4 killed. You haters want to blame the president and/or the secretary of state. 911 & several embassy's and consulates, close to 4000 killed, you haters never mention the then president or secretary of state. Where's the logic? Can someone please explain?

    September 22, 2013 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  5. Gurgyl


    September 22, 2013 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  6. Catmandew

    Clinton has a big agenda and really it's too far away. We need as a country to start worrying about now! If we don't then in 2016 there won't be a country to preside over and it won't matter. If and when she decides to run she will hopefully get the same consideration as anyone else no more no less.

    September 22, 2013 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  7. Name

    Hillary> obama 2016

    September 22, 2013 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  8. Randy, San Francisco

    Hillary Clinton is smart to take her time and keep the rabid politcial attack dogs of the Republican/Tea Party guessing and gnashing their teeth.

    September 22, 2013 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  9. Free Man in the Republic of Texas

    Hillary Clinton on possible presidency: 'I'm realistic'

    americans are still dead from "MY" watch
    and the cover up continues >>> >>> >>> >>> >>>

    September 22, 2013 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  10. Rick McDaniel

    Anyone who thinks she isn't running, is deceiving themselves.

    September 22, 2013 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  11. S. B. Stein

    There is a lot of time between then and now. The issue that I had with Hillary Clinton then and would have again is the concern about the political baggage that the GOP and conservatives would hit her with be it true or not.

    September 22, 2013 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  12. Dallas

    Benghazi was terrible but how can you right wing nut jobs even put that in the same category as Iraq for which Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld were never prosecuted! There is no one more qualified than Hillary Clinton to be president. I pray she decides to run. Hillary 2016!

    September 22, 2013 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  13. Name jk. Sfl. GOP conservatives,the garbage of America.

    Go Hillary , you have Florida and probably the rest of the country too, good luck!!!!!

    September 22, 2013 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  14. Anthony in California

    How dare she. She has blood on her hands."

    And when your finished explaining, you can proceed to count the lives lost under the previous administration.
    Start with 9/11, throw in some Katrina, add up our Iraq and Afghanistan casualties, and for good measure, the embassies and consulates from 2000-2008.

    Hillary will have finished her 1st term and you still wont be done counting.

    September 22, 2013 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  15. bassman

    the hippies were right Let me be the one to help you. This is going to be easy.Jake Tapper reported Sources Told CNN dozens of people working for the CIA were on the ground that night, and that the agency is going to great lengths to make sure whatever it was doing, remains a secret.

    CNN learned the CIA is involved in what one source calls an unprecedented attempt to keep the spy agency’s Benghazi secrets from ever leaking out. …

    Among the many secrets still yet to be told about the Benghazi mission, is just how many Americans were there the night of the attack.

    No such cover-up existed after 9-11.

    September 22, 2013 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  16. John in Brooklyn

    I'd like to see a Hillary/Charlie Crist ticket.

    September 22, 2013 08:04 pm at 8:04 pm |
  17. Ryan Greenwalt

    Big business has alot invested into Hillary. Its becoming so funny how dumbed down we are to accept another Bilderburg prodigy puppet that is appears to be a breath of fresh air to a major portion of the voting group of America: Yes, Im talking about women. Please, if she does run, don't just vote for her because she's a woman. Do your homework! I don't trust her for many reasons. She rented out Lincoln's bedroom in the White House to raise money for her cheating hubby's campaigns. Immoral and pathetic! Please consider an independent candidate if there is one and stop voting for these carbon copy corrupted morons!

    September 22, 2013 09:36 pm at 9:36 pm |
  18. PaulCat

    "President Hillary Clinton"
    "2016 & 2020"

    September 23, 2013 12:07 am at 12:07 am |
  19. M.A.P.

    STOP TWISTING THE "WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE" QUOTE FOR YOUR OWN POLITICAL REASONS! I hate it when people try to mislead others on here. Hilary was asked a VERY specific question about the language in an email that was sent, following the deaths, and her point was – why are the republicans focusing on such minor details when it really makes no difference to how or why the attack occured, and does not assist in preventing future attacks. She did NOT imply that it doesn't matter that 4 US officials were killed – and to imply so is as goos as a lie. You right wingers really are low. You are either too lazy to listen to the full question and answer, or you are liars trying to fool other people into believing your LIE. Hilary NEVER SAID – What difference does it make that 4 Americans were killed. Hillary said – What difference does it make if we thought the attack was due to the Anti-Islam film or simply an anti US attack. How were they supposed to know at that point? Not to mention the 4000 people who died under George Bush's presidency. None of us from the left tried to use that for political gain because we have some self-respect. shame on you LIARS.

    September 23, 2013 05:52 am at 5:52 am |
  20. Gurgyl

    Now this nation is READY FOR WOMEN PRESIDENT–that is our dear HILLARY. PERIOD.

    September 23, 2013 07:56 am at 7:56 am |