Secretary of State Hillary Clinton expects President Obama to win a second term in office but doesn't expect to be part of that second Obama administration.
"I have said that before; I will say it again. I really am looking forward to returning to private life. And I’ve told everyone that I assume and believe that the President will be re-elected," Clinton said Thursday in an interview with the Associated Press. "I will, obviously, wait until he has a chance to make whatever transition he wants to make, but then I am looking forward to being out of public life, whether it’s high-level appointments like this or elective office. I have no interest in or no plans of any sort to pursue that anymore."
Clinton has previously and repeatedly stressed that after her current time as Secretary of State she planned to step down completely from both elected office and public service in general. Still, she's been repeatedly asked if she would be willing to be vice president if Obama offered her the job (possibly to increase Obama's reelection chances) and has, in no uncertain terms, shot down the idea.
"I do not think it's even in the realm of possibility, and in large measure because I think Vice President Biden has done an amazingly good job," Clinton said in an interview with NBC News. "He has taken on the burden of selling the economic plan, of traveling the country, of answering people's questions."