Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said she does not plan to make a decision on whether to run for president before the midterm elections in November and is more likely to make the call next year.
“I just want to get through this year, travel around the country, sign books, help in the midterms elections in the fall and then take a deep breath and kind of go through my pluses and minuses about what I will and will not be thinking about as I make the decision,” she told ABC News’s Diane Sawyer during an interview scheduled to air Monday.
Clinton is currently considered the overwhelming frontrunner for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination if she decided to run.
Sawyer asked if her delay in making a decision was holding the party back.
“No, people can do whatever they choose to do on whatever timetable they decide,” said Clinton.
She said her husband, Bill Clinton, did not officially begin his campaign until September or October of 1991.
A portion of the interview was aired on ABC’s Sunday morning political show “This Week.”
Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.) said on Sunday that he's convinced that Clinton will run for the Democratic 2016 presidential nomination, adding that a long campaign would hurt Clinton.
“When there’s no place to grow there’s no place to go,” he said on "This Week.” “She’s at her maximum right now, I think almost anything she does is going to start to alienate people that are within her coalition now.”