September 28, 2009
They made a big deal about the “vast right wing conspiracy” statement, which was just that. No comments about birthers or teabaggers. Here David Gregory asks if Mr Clinton has thoughts of getting back into the mix.
Before you go, Mr. President, you left the presidency but you’ve hardly had a low profile, with the Clinton Global Initiative and other things. Do you think about a return to either public office or another form of public life?
PRES. CLINTON: No.
That’s Hillary’s job now. I–we’ve totally switched roles. She spent most of her life in the nongovernmental sector, and that’s what I do now. I love what I do now. And while I can’t touch as many lives and as many things as I did as president, the things I do focus on we can have a huge impact. And I’m trying to convince people that all of us need to be doing the kind of thing I’m doing now. I think 21st century citizenship is going to be exciting, and I like being a part of it.
GREGORY: Will she run for president again then?
That’s up to her. I don’t–you know, we’re not getting any younger. But I’m proud of what she’s doing now. I think she’s doing a good job and I’m honored that–I think it’s pretty thrilling that she and the president have established the relationship they have. And it’s a good argument for reconciliation and remembering the big things for all the rest of us.