As the political drumbeat builds for a possible Clinton candidacy, with polls showing that she is the leading contender for the Democratic nomination, the former secretary of state was asked in a New York magazine interview published online Sunday whether she wrestles with the idea.
“I do,” she said, “but I’m both pragmatic and realistic. I think I have a pretty good idea of the political and governmental challenges that are facing our leaders, and I’ll do whatever I can from whatever position I find myself in to advocate for the values and the policies I think are right for the country.
Some of Clinton’s closest confidants insist she will run, even if she hasn’t realized it yet, the article said.
Of Clinton’s failed 2008 bid, her aide Melanne Verveer told the magazine, “She doesn’t repeat her mistakes.”