With years of being in the public eye, both as the wife of a politician then as a Senator, presidential candidate and now the Secretary of State, it’s little wonder that Hillary Clinton may be looking forward to being out of the spotlight for a while. She has been making it clear recently that if reelected, she has no interest in a position in the administration during Obama’s second term. And she’s had no qualms about shutting down any speculation on a 2016 run for the presidency again.
But still, done for good? Really?
Yes, says Politico.
“I think that I am a pretty normal, average person, despite all of the hype,” Clinton said in an interview with the BBC conducted Thursday. “And I am very interested in spending time with my friends and my family and not being on the merry-go-round all the time.”
That, she said, is why she plans to “move on and return to private life at the end of what will be a very intense period of activity and work in the next 18 months.”
Even before her first stint as a political spouse in the late 1970′s, when she served as First Lady of Arkansas, Clinton had long been in the public eye through her work in various nonprofits. With over four decades of public service under her belt, it is little wonder that regaining a private life and some downtime sounds like a perfect next step.
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