"Obviously, I will look carefully at what I think I can do and make that decision sometime next year.That's pretty much in line with what most people have been expecting, but in the meantime, Hillary said the focus shouldn't be on her decision, but rather:
"I think we should be looking at the work that we have today. Our unemployment rate is too high. We have people getting kicked off food stamps who are in terrible economic straits. Small business is not getting credit, I could go on and on, so I think we ought to pay attention to what's happening right now."And she also said she thinks it's important for a woman to serve as president one day:
"It matters. It matters because we have half the population that has given so much to building this country, to making it work, raising children and, of course, I want to see women eventually in the White House," Clinton said. "If you look at my friends and former colleagues, who are now in the Senate, it was the women senators, on both sides of the aisle, who finally broke the fever over the government shutdown and the debt limit. ... They have been working across party lines, and we need more of that."So Hillary Clinton would like to see a woman in the White House and thinks the most important problems facing the country are helping people find jobs, protecting the social safety net, and supporting small businesses.
Hmmm. I know she says she hasn't decided whether to run, but off the top of my head, I can think of one person who could meet all those goals and give Democrats a huge head start on 2016. And I guess we'll have to wait just a little bit longer to find out if she's ready to do it.