In the face of swelling grassroots support and relentless opposition from the right, Hillary Clinton acknowledged it will be tough for her to dodge questions of a 2016 presidential bid for much longer.
“I know I have a decision to make,” she said in an interview with People magazine. ”But part of what I’ve been thinking about, is everything I’m interested in and everything I enjoy doing – and with the extra added joy of ‘I’m about to become a grandmother,’ I want to live in the moment.”
“At the same time I am concerned about what I see happening in the country and in the world,” she added.
People released excerpts of its sit-down with Clinton on Wednesday, billed as her first at-home interview since her husband, Bill, left the Oval Office in January 2001. The magazine hits newsstands Friday, just days ahead of the June 10 launch of her new memoir, “Hard Choices.”
The one hard choice Clinton hasn’t made yet is whether to make another bid for the White House. The former secretary of state, who left the post in 2013, is already a clear front-runner for the Democratic nomination, with groups and major donors offering their support well ahead of the election. Clinton, however, mentioned in the interview that she wouldn’t mind seeing a woman lead the White House.
“To have a woman president is something I would love to see happen,” she said, “but I’ll just have to make my decision about what I think is right for me.”
In the interview, Clinton dished on everything from binge-watching the Netflix political drama “House of Cards” (“Oh, that was good, too”) to her health after top Republican strategist Karl Rove openly questioned the effects of an injury she sustained in 2012.
“No. I did have a concussion and some effects in the aftermath of it, mostly dizziness, double vision,” Clinton said in the interview. “Those all dissipated. Blood thinners are my continuing treatment for the blood clot.”
The former first lady also fielded questions on Monica Lewinsky, the former White House intern embroiled in a sex scandal with the president, The New York Times reported. According to the report, Clinton did not read Lewinsky’s essay published in Vanity Fair last month, which detailed the fallout since the late-’90s scandal.
“I think everybody needs to look to the future,” Clinton told People, according to the Times. “I’m not going to comment on what did and didn’t happen.”