Hillary Clinton will consider 2016 'sometime next year'
October 4th, 2013
05:18 PM ET
9 years ago

Hillary Clinton will consider 2016 'sometime next year'

(CNN) – Hillary Clinton isn't ready to think about whether she's running for president. Not yet at least. Next year? Probably.

"I want to think seriously about it; I probably won't begin thinking about it until sometime next year," Clinton told an audience on Long Island Friday, according to Newsday.

"I will think about it because it's something on a lot of people's minds. And it's on my mind as well. But I want us to think more broadly."

Will 2014 be the year of the grandchild for Hillary Clinton?

According to Newsday, the former secretary of state and first lady was speaking to a group of business and political leaders. The final decision, Clinton said, will be based on whether she feels there's a chance to solve intractable issues on matters such as education, health care and housing.

Despite polls putting her far ahead of both Democratic and Republican opponents, Clinton admonished against the advanced 2016 forecasting.

Speculation is "bad for the country," Clinton said.

"Govern now. People have been elected to do a job now. And hold them accountable."

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soundoff (14 Responses)
  1. Marie MD

    I hope she decides to run because there is no particular teatard smart enough or with more cojones than she has.
    A dung beetle can beat the teatards after what they are putting the country through. Feds not getting paid, our pensions and 401Ks going down, no more food stamps and still no JOBS but they are still trying to keep Americans from having health care.
    Of course, we thought they ran on JOBS, JOBS, JOBS but they really ran on shutting down the government and the reader plenty of videos and it cannot be disputed!

    October 4, 2013 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |
  2. rs

    Hillery has tons of time. Only the GOPpers are dumb enough to start campaigning 3 years in advance.

    October 4, 2013 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  3. Ol' Yeller

    She has decided, she is just waiting to announce. I'm pretty sure that whatever candidate the republicants put forward, they have no chance of winning. The republicants have purged their party down to where only the most severely mentally ill remain. In OK, the biggest paper said this week that Tom Coburn was now a RINO.
    Tom Coburn. Not conservative enough for the republicants.
    Bye- Bye- GOP.

    October 4, 2013 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  4. Silence DoGood

    Wait to decide Ms.Clinton. The right wing extremists and religious-state fanatics are really exposing their agenda and true selves. Just sit back and the people can take it all in.

    October 4, 2013 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  5. Bea

    I would proudly vote for Hillary. She would bring the unique experience of having been in the WH for 8 years, in the Senate for another 8 and 4 as SOS. There has never been a candidate with that kind of background.

    Hillary 2016!!!!

    October 4, 2013 06:15 pm at 6:15 pm |
  6. americansforall

    Shilliary has yet to answer for Benghazi....the conservatives are weeding out RHINOS like McVain and Graham and her other enablers...PLUS the Vince Foster case is still keeps rearing it's ugly head...she will never be President.....that shameful clip of her " What difference does it make ?? " will be played over and over and over..

    October 4, 2013 06:20 pm at 6:20 pm |
  7. Thomas

    Can the GOP keep the government shut down till after 2016 ?

    At this point they wish they could pull the sheets over there heads !

    Ted Cruz is on Glenn Beck telling people to buy gold and caribou jerky .

    October 4, 2013 06:26 pm at 6:26 pm |
  8. Randy, San Francisco

    No rush for Hillary Clinton to make a decision. Gives the Republican Tea Party more time to self-destruct with stupid moves like closing down the government.

    October 4, 2013 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
  9. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    I am more confident that ever that Hillary would win and have democratic majority in the house and senate. She will have the chance to name two supreme court justices, and we will have taken our country back from the crazy people.

    October 4, 2013 08:16 pm at 8:16 pm |
  10. Chris Brown

    Hillary should run again, she is a very knowledgable politician and well informed with issues of the government and the world.

    October 4, 2013 09:04 pm at 9:04 pm |
  11. ED1


    Answer this question for me and if you have the right then you might be smart enough to run for office.

    We are always hearing about how Social Security is going to run out of money.

    How come we never hear about Welfare running out of money?

    What's interesting, the first group "worked for" their money... The second didn't!!!

    October 4, 2013 10:32 pm at 10:32 pm |
  12. bassman

    Wouldn't it be nice if she answered on Benghazi? Mrs. Clinton: "what difference does it make?" Four brave, dead Americans.

    October 4, 2013 11:37 pm at 11:37 pm |
  13. GI Joe

    Good. Campaigning too much by everyone ALL THE TIME anyway. Just too much.

    In fact, the House has to campaign so much they get nothing done.

    October 5, 2013 12:17 am at 12:17 am |
  14. Jason

    Who the hell wants another clinton or bush in the white house? Haven't we had enough already?

    October 5, 2013 09:27 am at 9:27 am |