Hillary Clinton wants a female president ‘in my lifetime’

June 22, 2013

By MAGGIE HABERMAN, POLITICO – Hillary Clinton spoke Thursday about her “hypothetical” desire to see a woman president “in my lifetime,” the latest scrap of data fueling the will-she-run-in-2016 chatter about the former senator and secretary of state.

Clinton, whose language is always parsed for changes from speech to speech, said at a Canadian speech, video of which was posted on YouTube, that such an election would be important for the country.

“Let me say this, hypothetically speaking, I really do hope that we have a woman president in my lifetime,” Clinton said in Toronto, before a women-centered event Thursday. “And whether it’s next time or the next time after that, it really depends on women stepping up and subjecting themselves to the political process, which is very difficult.”

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She added that President Barack Obama’s election was historic, and said, “I hope that we will see a woman elected because I think it would send exactly the right historic signal to girls, women as well as boys and men. And I will certainly vote for the right woman to be president.”

via Hillary Clinton wants a female president ‘in my lifetime’ – Maggie Haberman – POLITICO.com.