Clinton: Another White House Bid Unlikely

Posted October 14, 2008 at 12:26pm

One-time presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) said Tuesday that she is unlikely to make another run at the White House, nor is she inclined to seek the job of Majority Leader in the Senate.

Clinton, who failed to secure the 2008 Democratic nomination for president earlier this year, made the comments on the “Fox & Friends” television show Tuesday morning. Clinton’s future has been the subject of much discussion, particularly with many of her Senate colleagues who have questioned whether she would seek the presidency again or pursue a position in the chamber’s leadership.

But when asked about the likelihood that she would make another run for the White House, Clinton responded: “Probably close to zero.”

“I love being in the Senate. I ran for president, because I thought we had to make drastic changes, given what I viewed as the damage as the Bush administration had done here at home and abroad,” Clinton said. “Now I’m going to work very hard with President Obama to repair that damage. And there’s going to be a lot to do in the Senate and he’s going to need Senators who are ready to legislate and fix a lot of our problems.”

Clinton, an attorney, also said she had no interest in serving in the Supreme Court.