Hillary Clinton Says She’s Considering Presidential Run In 2016
April 8, 2014 11:45 PM
SAN FRANCISCO (CBS DC) – Hillary Rodham Clinton is considered the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination.
But she has said little herself about her plans, though she may have dropped a hint in San Francisco.
Speaking to Silicon Valley leaders there, the former First Lady, Senator and Secretary of State was asked if she would seek the White House.
Mrs. Clinton admitted she was considering it.
“The hard questions are not, ‘Do you want to be president?’ ‘Can you win?’ The hard questions are, ‘Why? Why would you want to do this?’ and “What? What could you offer that could make a difference?” she said.
She spoke about income and housing equality.
“Inequality of the kind we are now experiencing is bad for individuals, bad for our economy, bad for our democracy,” she said.
She said that with immigration legislation stalled in the House, tech leaders might have more luck winning over “the skeptics on the Hill” if they devoted more money toward preparing the domestic labor force for tech jobs.
“There ought to be more of a partnership,” she said. “There is a lot of cash sitting around in Silicon Valley.”
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