Hilary Clinton said she would make a decision next year on running for president, after being named Barbara Walters' “Most Fascinating Person of 2013.”
Clinton admits that she will “look carefully” at what she can do and make a decision sometime next year. She insisted that she would not rush into the decision.
For now, the former Secretary of State said there are more important issues at hand, like the unemployment rate and food stamps.
However, Clinton added that she would like to see a female president, noting that both Chile and Brazil have female heads of state. She said she greatly admires both President Michelle Bachelet and President Dilma Rousseff.
“It matters because we have half the population that has given so much to building this country, to making it work, raising children,” Clinton said. “And, of course, I want to see women eventually in the White House.”
Clinton added that it was women who worked across party lines to end the government shutdown and debt limit, and that the country needs more of that.
At the moment, Clinton said she is enjoying her and her husband’s time out of the spotlight, because neither of them are currently in political office.
"I knew that I wanted to get off this high wire that I had been on for so long," Clinton said.