Ordinarily, when Hillary Clinton is being asked about her plans to run for president in 2016, she is very coy about the whole thing. She pivots effortlessly from talk of whether she will run or not to the kinds of problems that she would address if she, in fact, were President. And she does so without you seeing the sleight of hand.
Hillary hates the media. They have raked her over the coals many times, and she does not trust anyone to get what she says right or not twist her words. But Hillary let her guard down with Jon Stewart. He’s not one of them.
Hillary recently stopped by The Daily Show to push her new book, “Hard Choices”. Right from the top of the interview segment, Stewart got the ball rolling.
“I think I speak for everybody when I say, ‘No one cares.’ They just want to know if you are running for President.”
“Jon, I was going to make an announcement, but you kind of spoiled it,” Clinton responded with a laugh.
Stewart then proceeded to go through a series of questions with Hillary, with the comic intent of getting her to reveal if she was running. These included:
Q: Do you like commuting to work, or do you like a home office?
A: Home office.
Q: Do you have a favorite shape for that home office? Would you like it to have corners or not to have corners?
A: I think the world is so complicated, the fewer corners you have, the better.
Q: Do you enjoy constant, non-stop criticism?
A: It sort of comes with the territory.
Stewart then stated, “It sounds to me like you have just declared that you are running for President.”
Clinton said that a “cottage industry” has sprung up around criticizing and pursuing her. Clinton has caught a lot of flack for how she worded an answer to one person and saying that she and Bill Clinton were “dead broke” when they left the White House in 2000.
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