Clinton sees a woman president in America’s future

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton (SHANNON STAPLETON/Reuters)

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Monday she has no desire to make another run for the White House but hopes to see an American woman president in her lifetime.

Politely turning aside questions about her political intentions at a town hall event in Kolkata, Clinton said she really wanted to see “that final glass ceiling” broken.

Clinton, who sought the Democratic nomination four years ago and barely lost to Barack Obama, noted that the American political process is difficult and heavily dependent on fund raising, which makes it hard for any candidate to succeed.

Still, she told her audience, “I think that there will be an election that will elect a woman.”

As for herself, she says she is done with the political high wire and looks forward to life as a private citizen.

“I would like to come back to India and just wander around without the streets being closed,” she said. “I just want to get back to taking some deep breaths, feeling that there are other ways i can continue to serve.”

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press

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One Response to "Clinton sees a woman president in America’s future"

  1. Jim B.  May 7, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    Well, a woman president would more than likely have to come from the Democratic side as long as the Republicans are “knock, knock, knockin’” on the more fundamentalist Christian denomination’s doors….because many of those denominations relegate women to second-class citizenship, so to speak, within their churches…..Therefore, by extension, they’re not particularly interested in extending power to women…especially to a high-office. (I am deliberately ignoring Palin’s run for VP, because….it was a VP position (I think the sober Repubs. would’ve freaked if she’d really would’ve become President due to McCain’s demise.), and because she never was a true contender in the race due to her inexperience and her profound lack of qualities necessary to lead a nation.)

    Now, the real expert on the “influence of religion on politics” would be Sandy who’d give a more authoritative opinion on this, but she’s, unfortunately, not available.

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