First things first, says the grandmother-to-be, who says she wants to try that on for size before deciding about a campaign for president in 2016. “I’m very keen on, you know, seeing how this feels personally,” the former first lady told interviewer Charlie Rose. “ have seen it up close now for more than 20 years…. The campaigning, as hard as it is, is the easy part.”
— Charlie Rose Show (@CharlieRoseShow) July 17, 2014
Hard is the operative word lately.
“Hard choices are not necessarily the same for everybody,” said the author of the memoir by that title, a couple of words that find their way into most of her comments in interviews since the book’s publication.
“The job is an all-consuming commitment, for obvious reasons,” she said of the presidency. “We don’t have a monarch and a president and a prime minister… The job is as challenging as it’s always been, but I would say almost to a degree of implication that’s hard to imagine.”
Not too big for her, of course.
“I just have to decide whether or not that’s what I want to do at this point in my life,” Clinton said, “and only I can make that decision.”