Hillary Clinton: ‘I am running…around the park’
Walters interviewed Clinton for "Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2012."
May 16th, 2014
11:07 AM ET
4 months ago

Hillary Clinton: ‘I am running…around the park’

(CNN) - Hillary Clinton continues to play coy with whether or not she is running for president.

At Barbara Walters' final taping of ABC's “The View,” the former secretary of state and prohibitive favorite for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016 was a surprise guest.

During her sit-down with Clinton, Walters asked Clinton whether she is running for president.

Continuing a tradition of joking about the 2016 election, Clinton said, "I am running - around the park."

Since leaving the State Department in 2013, Clinton has crisscrossed the country delivering paid speeches and appearing at high profile events. She acknowledged in April that she was "thinking" about running for president and has seen a number of former staffers begin to organize groups at the prospect of her candidacy.

Walters' final episode of “The View” was taped on Thursday and featured a cadre of high profile female journalists and newsmakers. The episode will air on Friday.

Walters is retiring from television journalism on Friday after a storied and groundbreaking five-decade career in the business. An icon for women in the profession and someone known for landing high profile interviews, Walters told CNN that she "knew it was time" for her to retire.

"I like all the celebration, that's great. But in my heart, I thought, 'I want to walk away while I'm still doing good work,'" Walters told CNN's Chris Cuomo. "You have to leave sometime, don't you? I want to leave while people like you are saying, 'Why are you going?' I just know it's the time to go."

Clinton offered Walters some advice on how to handle her upcoming influx of free time.

"First of all, take some time off," Clinton said.

Walters quickly replied: "You're in no position to tell me to take some time off."

As the audience laughed, Clinton shrugged. "That's what I've been doing."

"You have a wealth of friends who adore you, spend time with them, take a real vacation. I go out with my dogs. My husband and I take long walks," Clinton continued, joking that Walters should take "a week, at least."

The ladies of "The View" peppered Clinton with questions about her upcoming role as grandmother.

Asked what she would like to be called by her grandchild, Clinton said she hasn't decided yet.

"Do you like Nana?" co-host Sherri Shepherd asked. "Do you like President Clinton?"

The future grandmother laughed off the 2016 reference, adding there are a lot of options but she's "got to meet this little person" before they make a decision on a name.

CNN's Dan Merica and Ashley Killough contributed to this report.


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soundoff (57 Responses)
  1. Sue

    Clinton haters, why aren't you over at faux news?....they hand you a plate full of bias news, and you eat it up...

    May 16, 2014 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  2. bobo

    Just tell me why several days after the attack when there was no doubt that the video has nothing to do with the attack that Hillary went up to the father of the navy seal who was killed in the attack and told him we were going to arrest the guy who made the video. While you're at it, tell me why President Obama talked about the video in his speech to the UN 2 weeks after the attack. They lied to us

    May 16, 2014 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  3. Lynda/Minnesota

    Oh heck. I give in ... you win GOPers:

    BENGHAZI

    May 16, 2014 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  4. Rudy NYC

    bobo

    Just tell me why several days after the attack when there was no doubt that the video has nothing to do with the attack that Hillary went up to the father of the navy seal who was killed in the attack and told him we were going to arrest the guy who made the video. While you're at it, tell me why President Obama talked about the video in his speech to the UN 2 weeks after the attack. They lied to us.
    -----------------------------
    "Benghazi" = "Hodor"

    I'm not sure that I like your new avatar name, tom. Do you really want us to call you, "bobo"?

    May 16, 2014 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  5. Wake Up People! Many Rivers to cross.....

    So we are still trying to lynch Hillary and the POTUS about why the attack on the consulate happened but no one is trying to find the people responsible for the attack?

    The terrorists won this round for sure. Thanks GOP, you really are patriots.... NOT. And to go even deeper into the gutter by fundraising off the issue. How pathetic.

    I could care less why the attack happened but it would be nice to find out who did it. But the GOP could care less about that, they're still trying to make President Obama a one term POTUS. They're number 1 goal....

    FIFY

    May 16, 2014 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  6. Sniffit

    "but no one is trying to find the people responsible for the attack? "

    Incorrect.

    May 16, 2014 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  7. Wake Up People! Many Rivers to cross.....

    Oops their #1 goal... Trying to post and work...

    May 16, 2014 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
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