Hillary Clinton speaks to members of the World Affairs Council in Portland, Oregon, April 8, 2014.
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Six-year-old to Hillary: Do you prefer ‘Madame President?’


Even elementary school students want to know about 2016.

Hillary Clinton, who has been on a west coast speaking tour, stopped in Portland Tuesday night to help kick off the World Affairs Council of Oregon’s 2014 International Speaker Series, and the last question of the night during a Q&A session got everyone laughing.

“Mrs. H.R. Clinton,” the letter began. “In 2016, would you prefer to be called Madame President or Mrs. President?”

The room errupted into applause and a standing ovation as Clinton smiled and laughed. Although she didn’t answer the question in Portland, she told a crowd in San Francisco earlier that day that she was “obviously flattered and deeply honored” to be asked about a future campaign, and added, “I am thinking about it.”

On Wednesday, Simon and Schuster announced Clinton’s new memoir will be published on June 10.