Hillary Clinton: Home Office With No Corners Would Be Nice
In perhaps her strongest hints yet she'll run for president in 2016, Clinton still mostly dodged Jon Stewarts questions on "The Daily Show" Tuesday.By Cliff Judy | July 16, 2014
Come on, Hillary, say it. We all know you're going to. Just say it. (Via Getty Images)
As Clinton promoted her new book "Hard Choices" on The Daily Show Tuesday night, Jon Stewart did his best to get her to admit she'll run for president in 2016. (Via Getty Images)
JON STEWART, COMEDY CENTRAL'S "THE DAILY SHOW" HOST: "No one cares. They just want to know if you’re running for president. ... “Let me ask you a question. Do you like commuting from work or do you like a home office?”
HILLARY CLINTON, FORMER U.S. SECRETARY OF STATE AND FIRST LADY: “You know, I’ve spent so many years commuting, I’d kind of like a home office.”
When pressed by Stewart, Clinton also admitted it'd be nice if that home office had no corners and she hates to cause traffic for other drivers as part of a motorcade, but it does happen.
Clinton's comments were the strongest hints yet she'll run in what's become a sort of hybrid worst-kept-secret flirtation with the media since she stepped down as U.S. Secretary of State. (Via ABC)
As a writer for Los Angeles Times put it, many have tried to get Clinton to tip her hand, but "Jon Stewart tried trick questions about architecture, eliciting a more interesting response than most."
As it stands now, the former First Lady would be the odds-on favorite to get the Democratic nomination if she declared. (Via Getty Images)
A Quinnipiac University poll released just last week showed Clinton with an overwhelming 58-11 percent lead over the next Democrat, Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts.
In an interview with ABC in June, Clinton said she wouldn't make a decision before the end of 2014.
Comedy Central posted the entire two-part, 12-minute interview on The Daily Show's website.
In it, Clinton dodges other presidential candidate questions, talked about wanting America to rediscover its identity and admitted her recent comment she and former President Bill Clinton were "dead broke" after they left the White House was "an inartful use of words."