Clinton not interested in top seat

October 14, 2009 12:00 am

, WASHINGTON, Oct 14 – US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton reiterated on Wednesday in an interview with ABC News that she was not interested in another run for the US presidency.

Clinton sought the Democratic Party nomination for the 2008 presidential election, and lost to now-president Barack Obama after a long, hard-fought primary campaign season.

In an interview broadcast earlier this week Clinton answered "no" when asked if she would ever run for president again.

"I did say that," Clinton told ABC.

"I have absolutely no interest in running for president again. No. None. I know that’s hard for some people to believe. But, you know, I just don’t."

Clinton said she feels she has had "the most amazing life" in public service.

"And for the last 17 years, ever since my husband (former president Bill Clinton) started running for president, I have been, you know, in the spotlight, working hard."

Clinton said that her current job as the top US diplomat "is incredibly, all-encompassing" and that when it’s over, she may look forward to "taking some time off."


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