(CNN) - When Hillary Clinton ran for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008, she raised and spent more than $250 million to eventually lose to Barack Obama, according to the Federal Election Commission.
That was then.
On Monday, Clinton - who is now weighing another run at the presidency in 2016 - was asked during a Facebook question and answer session whether she would "support a constitutional amendment" to overturn the Supreme Court's "Citizen's United" ruling and limit the amount corporations and outside influences can contribute to political campaigns.
"I would consider supporting an amendment among these lines," Clinton responded. "That would prevent the abuse of our political system by excessive amounts of money if there is no other way to deal with the Citizen's United decision."
The 2010 Citizens United decision opened the floodgates for outside money in politics and ballooned the amount spent on campaigns.
Even though Clinton has said she wants to limit money in politics, people close to her are preparing to raise massive sums for a possible presidential bid.
Some of her biggest 2008 donors told CNN in January that they are waiting for her decision on whether to run with open wallets, while a cadre of outside groups – many of whom were created because of the Citizens United decision – have begun to raise money in order to be helpful to her possible candidacy.
Although many pro-Clinton Democratic operatives say they wish big money was not a part of politics, the pro-Clinton groups have embraced the law.
"You have to play the game with the rules as they are," said a source at Priorities USA, a group that plans to raise big money to support Clinton if she runs. "We can't unilaterally disarm."
Many of Clinton's 17 Facebook answers dealt with substantive issues.
On violence in the Mideast, she wrote that she hoped "there can be a ceasefire soon to end the conflict" and was "fully supportive" of Secretary of State John Kerry traveling to Egypt in a bid help broker a deal.
She also wrote that her first move as President, should she run and be elected, would be to "grow the economy, increase upward mobility, and decrease inequality."
But like many Facebook posts, some were less than serious.
She agreed to sign two copies of "Hard Choices" - her new memoir - and in a response to "Rufus Doggetti," Clinton wrote that, yes, from time to time she does let her dogs on the sofa.
She also wrote that her favorite book was "The Brothers Karamazov" by Fyodor Dostoyevsky and that the first book she would read her new grandchild would be "Goodnight Moon" by Margaret Wise Brown.
And in the category of substantive in the future, Clinton offered this nod to the first-in-the-nation primary state: "I love New Hampshire!"
In addition to sitting down for Facebook questions, Clinton toured the company's Menlo Park, California, headquarters. She spent the morning at Google and participated in a conversation with company employees.
Clinton also had a live-streamed conversation with Twitter staff, where the former secretary of state was interviewed by Katie Stanton, who spent six months working for the Clinton State Department in 2010 when she served as special adviser to the Office of Innovation.
Clinton fielded questions on college affordability, women in leadership and her 2016 aspirations. Many of the questions were asked by Twitter staff and famous Twitter users.
She heralded the role of social media, but said she hoped in the future that "we would see a maturing of the use of social media, not just to score points ... but to try to create space for real conversations."
Clinton also tacked to her party's left on college affordability, an issue many progressives and liberals have heralded as critical.
"Too many young people are being priced out of going to college or staying in college," Clinton said.
She later added, "I think it is one of the biggest problems we have in the country. College education just costs too much. It is hard to relate the rise in cost to the actual product that has certainly changed somewhat, but not so dramatically as to justify those costs."
Clinton sidestepped a query from soccer star Julie Foudy about who Clinton's running mate would be if she ran in 2016.
"I think Julie has been a tremendous soccer player but I am not ready to answer her question," Clinton said, "because I am not even ready yet to say that I am going to do it or that I would get it done."