U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton affirmed Wednesday that she would not stay in her job if President Barack Obama wins a second term.
Clinton said in an interview to CNN that she would also not like to serve as President, Vice President or Secretary of Defense.
When asked why she would not like to be President of the U.S., she replied saying “because I have the best job I could ever have.” “This is a moment in history where it is almost hard to catch your breath,” she remarked.
She stressed “there are both the tragedies and disasters that we have seen from Haiti to Japan and there are the extraordinary opportunities and challenges that we see right here in Egypt and in the rest of the region.”
She noted “I want to be part of helping to represent the United States at this critical moment in time, to do everything I can in support of the president and our government and the people of our country, to stand for our values and our ideals, to stand up for our security, which has to remain first and foremost, in my mind, and to advance America’s interests.”
“There isn’t anything that I can imagine doing after this that would be as demanding, as challenging or rewarding,” she added.
The U.S. top diplomat also confirmed that she will not be running for presidency in the future, affirming “I had a wonderful experience running and I am very proud of the support I had and very grateful for the opportunity. But I’m going to be moving on.”
“I am doing what I want to do right now and I have no intention or any idea, even, of running again. I’m going to do the best I can at this job for the next two years,” Clinton remarked.