Hillary: US Should Have a Female President You know, speaking hypothetically By Newser Editors and Wire Services Posted Jun 21, 2013 4:13 PM CDT 181 comments Comments Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton addresses the Clinton Global Initiative meeting in Chicago on June 13. (AP Photo/Scott Eisen) (Newser) – Hillary Clinton says she hopes the US will have a female president in her lifetime because it would send "exactly the right historic signal" to women and girls as well as men and boys. And, yes, she used the phrase "hypothetically speaking." The former secretary of state told a women's conference in Toronto last night she will "certainly vote for the right woman to be president." She says it "depends on women stepping up and subjecting themselves to the political process."