Washington, Aug 16 (ANI): Former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell has said that he does not believe that US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is ready to retire from public life without putting an effort towards becoming ‘the first American female president in history’.
“I think, and this is just my thinking, that if she leaves after the president’s first term is over and she leaves and she teaches, does something like that, and rests, I think the possibility of being president and being the first woman president in history would probably be too much for her to resist,” Politico quoted Rendell, as saying.
“Her life is public service, that’s all she cares about, and I dont think she’s ready to retire,” he added.
Although Rendell, one of the Clintons’ loudest political supporters, has not heard of any indication from the Secretary of State or former President Bill Clinton that she has any intention of making another run for president, he is hopeful that she would take up the challenge in 2016.
“She is of a mind not to do it now. But I tell people I think it’s because she’s tired. There’s probably no tougher job physically than secretary of state, because you’re traveling constantly. At this point it’s very difficult for her to focus on anything other than doing her job. It’s going to be Hillary Clinton in 2016,” he added.
Rendell said that there is a core group of 2008 Hillary Clinton supporters, who call themselves “The Last of the Mohicans”, still want her to be the president, but it all depends on Clinton when she takes the call. (ANI)