Ewen MacAskill in Washington
Hillary Clinton is due to stand down soon as secretary of state, probably in January, and take at least six months out to write her memoirs about her time in office. After that, she will make up mind whether she will run, according to the Clinton camp.
Aged 64, she is still young enough for a bid in 2016 and is, at present, ahead of any of her rivals in terms of standing and popularity inside the party. She retains a driving desire to become the first female president.
Other senior Democrats, including at least three governors, are already positioning themselves for a run – and vice-president Joe Biden might fancy his chances too – but Hillary Clinton has much more stature.
Bill Clinton, in an interview with Face The Nation, talked up her achievements and said she would be well placed.
“I’ve never met anybody I thought was any better than her at this. But again, we got a lot of able people in our party who want to be president,” he said. [QUOTE]
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