Hillary Clinton’s sky-high approval ratings haven’t convinced the outgoing secretary of state to say she’ll run for president. But perhaps the support of two super PACs will.
Two groups recently have filed with the Federal Election Commission, backing Clinton for president. One, “Ready for Hillary” has outlined its purpose: “We are ready to work for Hillary to be president when she is ready to run,” the grops says in its website. Launched by George Washington University professor Allida Black, the group plans to reach out to “grassroots networks and contributors to mobilize them to support her” in a few weeks.
Less is known about the second group, “HillaryClintonSuperPAC,” which was created by Iowa resident Nigel Wallace.
During a global town hall, Hillary Clinton was asked about her plans for 2016, but didn’t answer directly. ”Well, I am not thinking about anything like that right now,” she said. “I am looking forward to finishing up my tenure as Secretary of State and then catching up on about 20 years of sleep deprivation.”
Clinton said would like to see more women vying for the top political positions worldwide.
“I will do everything I can to make sure that women compete at the highest levels, not only in the United States, but around the world,” she said.
While dodging the reporter’s question about her own run for the presidency, she admitted a political life is never an easy one.
“Women are subjecting themselves to the political process which is never easy anywhere. And I want to see more of that. You have to have a thick skin, I will tell you that. But it’s really important that women are out there competing at the highest levels of government and business, not only to demonstrate the capacity and quality of women’s leadership but also to take advantage of the talents of every person we have.”
Clinton and President Obama appeared together for a joint interview on 60 Minutes where she again avoided answering a question about her 2016 ambitions. “Obviously the president and I care deeply about what’s going to happen for our country in the future. And I don’t think, you know, either he or I can make predictions about what’s going to happen tomorrow or the next year.”