(Video) Clinton Won’t Run For Pres Again, Says Obama Peace Prize For American Image

October 12, 2009

US (ChattahBox) – Secretary of State Hilary Clinton gave an on-air interview (video below) to the Today Show, in which she commented on President Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize win, and her own plans for the future.

Clinton spoke to Ann Curry in a satellite interview from Switzerland, where she is currently staying as part of her speaking tour.

When asked why she thought Obama had been given the Nobel, she said that he was restoring the American image as a leader of the world. She also said that she did not think the win would effect the president’s actions in Afghanistan.

“Every one of those deaths and all of the injuries of any our men and women in uniform weigh heavily on all us,” she said.

“I want to guarantee all your listeners that this process will result in a very well thought-out approach.”

When asked about her own position, and if being Secretary of State had lowered her profile as a diplomat, she said that it was ‘absurd’.

“Maybe there is some misunderstanding which needs to be clarified. I believe in delegating power … I am not one of those people who feel I have to have my face in front of the newspaper and TV every day … It’s just the way I am.

“My goal is to be a very positive force to implement the kind of changes that the president and I believe are in the best interest of country, but that doesn’t mean it has to be me, me, me all the time. I like lifting people up.”

When asked if she would one day run for president again, she said no, citing the difficulties and excitement of her current job, and a desire to retire when her good work is over.

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