Good Try, Jimmy Kimmel: Hillary Still Won’t Confirm Running
For those looking ahead to presidential elections in 2016 and eagerly awaiting an answer to the Hillary Clinton “will she or won’t she” question, it seems you’ll have to wait a little longer. At the very least, we know it’s a possibility based on her most recent statement in an interview with Jimmy Kimmel, her husband, and her daughter — during a student conference for Clinton Global Initiative University on Saturday. “Mrs. Clinton, if you don’t represent women in politics in America as future president, who will?” asked one young woman at the conference, to the cheers of fellow students.
“I appreciate the sentiment,” said Mrs. Clinton, thanking her for the question. “Look, I am very much concerned about the direction of our country. And it’s not just who runs for office but what they do when they get there,” she said, going on to try for a sidestep to the issue. “She wants an answer!” interrupted Kimmel. “I’m obviously thinking about all kinds of decisions,” she said, the closest she came to an answer, finally ducking away from the question by jokingly hinting about a grandchild to her daughter, and telling Kimmel that, “I’ve been waiting for more than an hour now for Matt Damon to come out.”
Officially, Clinton has said that she’s considering the possibility, and will make her decision later this year, but conjecture on the issue runs the gambit. Some are next to certain she’ll run, while others say her age, and health concerns will prevent her from showing up for elections.