Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says in an interview with Wolf Blitzer of CNN (which will air at 5pm Eastern Time) that she will not serve as Secretary of State in President Obama’s second term, should he be re-elected. She also said she had no interest in serving in any other role. Transcript follows:
Q- If the president is reelected, do you want to serve a second term as secretary of state?
Q- Would you like to serve as secretary of defence?
Q- Would you like to be vice president of the United States?
Q- Would you like to be president of the United States?
Q- Why not?
Because I have the best job I could ever have. 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.
Q- President of the United States?
You know, I had a wonderful experience running 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.
Q- I asked my viewers and followers on Twitter to send questions and a lot of them said, “Ask her if she’ll run in 2016 for the presidency.” A lot of folks would like to you to do that.
Well that’s very kind, but I am doing what I want to do right now and I have no intention or any idea even of running again. I’m going to do the best I can at this job for the next two years.
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