A year and a half after the end of her historic presidential campaign, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said yesterday that she will not run for the job again.
She has dismissed the notion of a future presidential bid before, and even her most hopeful supporters have long conceded that a 2016 Clinton campaign would be unlikely.
But until this week, there always seemed to be a way to interpret her response as a "maybe." That was not the case in her interview with NBC's Ann Curry.
"Will you ever run for president again? Yes or no?" Curry asked.
"No," Clinton said. "I mean, this is a great job. It is a 24/7 job. And I'm looking forward to retirement at some point."