Hillary Clinton Rules Out Second Term As Secretary Of State – Won’t Run For President


In an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer set to air this evening, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says she will serve only one term in her post, and will not return should President Obama be re-elected in 2012. Clinton also ruled out a run for the White House. “You know, I had a wonderful experience running (in 2008) and I am very proud of the support I had and very grateful for the opportunity, but I’m going to be, you know, moving on.”

Clinton, who spoke to Blitzer in Cairo, was also asked about potential jobs as Secretary of Defense or running as a vice presidential candidate. She said no to both:

This is a moment in history where it is almost hard to catch your breath. There are both the tragedies and disasters that we have seen from Haiti to Japan and there are the extraordinary opportunities and challenges that we see right here in Egypt and in the rest of the region. So I want to be part of helping to represent the United States at this critical moment in time, to do everything I can in support of the president and our government and the people of our country to stand for our values and our ideals, to stand up for our security, which has to remain first and foremost in my mind and to advance America’s interests. And there isn’t anything that I can imagine doing after this that would be as demanding, as challenging or rewarding.

Watch the interview from CNN below:

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