Clinton May Not Step Down

She hints as much in 'Wall Street Journal' profile

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff

Posted Oct 25, 2012 9:55 AM CDT

(Newser) – With the end of her tenure at the State Department seemingly consumed by the controversy over Libya, Hillary Clinton is considering staying on a bit longer, she tells the Wall Street Journal. "A lot of people have talked to me about staying," Clinton says. Until now, Clinton has been adamant that she will step down even if President Obama is reelected, and while she still says it's "unlikely" she'll stay, the possibility is, for the first time, on the table.

Many Democrats view Clinton as a surefire 2016 presidential candidate, but when asked she says, "I have ruled it out." The declarations come amid an in-depth profile shedding light on how insane day-to-day life is—in recent weeks she's visited eight countries, delivered 30 speeches, and held 28 bilateral meetings—and how she reacted to the Benghazi crisis (her first reaction, "How are we getting more security on the ground?"). She also hasn't internally designated the incident as terrorism. "Once the compound was breached, no one here sat around deciding what to call it," an official explains.

Hillary Rodham Clinton reacts to questions asked by a reporter during a joint news conference with Brazilian Foreign Minister Antonion de Aguiar Patriota at the State Department, Oct. 24, 2012.   (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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