While speaking at an event over the weekend, former First Lady and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton hinted that she could enter the Presidential race once again.
When Clinton was asked if she wanted to run for President again, she initially replied “No” – but later adding a caveat, “I’d like to be president,” The Hill reported Sunday.
Watch her response in the video below:
“I think, hopefully, when we have a Democrat in the Oval Office in January of 2021, there’s going to be so much work to be done,” she added.
Clinton then touted her accomplishments, saying, “The work would be work that I feel very well-prepared for having been in the Senate for eight years, having been a diplomat in the State Department.”
When asked again if she would tackle all of the “heavy lifting” that needs to be done in Washington, Clinton replied, “I have no idea.”
“I’m not even going to even think about it until we get through this Nov. 6 election about what’s going to happen after that, but I’m going to do everything in my power to make sure we have a Democrat in the White House come January of 2021,” she added.
Hillary Clinton said she didn’t want to run again.
Then, after she was questioned about her hesitation, she added: “Well, I’d like to be president” https://t.co/J4eWCe0gCO
— The New York Times (@nytimes) October 29, 2018
Clinton’s close aide, Phillippe Reines, remarked to Politico, “It’s curious why Hillary Clinton’s name isn’t in the mix — either conversationally or in formal polling — as a 2020 candidate.”
“She’s younger than Donald Trump by a year. She’s younger than Joe Biden by four years. Is it that she’s run before? This would be [Sen.] Bernie Sanders’s second time, and Biden’s third time. Is it lack of support? She had 65 million people vote for her,” Reines added.
However, Reines didn’t seem to think Clinton’s candidacy was a real possibility.
“It’s somewhere between highly unlikely and zero, but it’s not zero,” Reines said of whether or not Clinton will run again.
Hillary Clinton’s longtime aide: “Not zero” chance of 2020 run against Donald Trump https://t.co/QnZpAxyeDG pic.twitter.com/n6X54XoO4F
— Newsweek (@Newsweek) October 19, 2018
Clinton revealed earlier this month that she and husband, former President Bill Clinton, will be visiting 13 cities on a conversation tour during which they will hold sit-down discussions on politics and current events combined with anecdotes from their experience in public service.
The tour will take place between Nov. 18 and May 4, 2019, with stops in the U.S. and Canada.
It’s speculated that the tour will discuss the post-midterm climate, and provide a platform for discussing Democratic challengers to President Trump in the 2020 presidential election.