Hillary Clinton's Not in a Hurry to Run for President

By Connor Simpson

September 23, 2013

Hillary Clinton has spoken for the first time since leaving her post as secretary of State and no, she still hasn't decided whether or not she will run for president in 2016, but Clinton does admit the Oval Office is on her mind.

"I do," wrestle with the idea of running for president, Clinton tells New York's Joe Hagan. "But I’m both pragmatic and realistic," she adds. "I’m not in any hurry," she tells Hagan later in the interview. "I think it’s a serious decision, not to be made lightly, but it’s also not one that has to be made soon."

But people are impatient and want to know now, Ms. Clinton. She's noticed the unquenchable thirst surrounding her potential run for office from former aides, donors and supporters. "She’s running, but she doesn’t know it yet,” one old Clinton ally tells Hagan."She’s doing a very Clintonian thing. In her mind, she’s running for it, and she’s also convinced herself she hasn’t made up her mind. She’s going to run for president. It’s a foregone conclusion," says another longtime friend.

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By Connor Simpson

September 23, 2013

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