But the former secretary of state barely touched on the subject when she was honored by the Children's Defense Fund (CDF) during its 40th anniversary celebration.

"My only regret about tonight and this remarkable 40th anniversary is that I wish we could have held it at the Capitol and shared the enthusiasm, the stories, the resolve, the commitment, the mission with those members of our Congress so that they understand why we can never give up," she said.

And, with that, she segued out of politics and into a tribute to CDF founder Marian Wright Edelman.

In fact, it was Edelman who made the most political remarks of the night, listing Clinton's many accomplishments and hinting at the speculation the former secretary of state may run for president in 2016.

"She became a former first lady, then a former senator, then a former secretary of state and maybe she's gonna be a whatever," Edelman said to great applause. "But she has always been a champion for children."

That, however, was about it for the politics for the evening.

Instead, Clinton, who worked for the foundation as a staff attorney, focused on the work the CDF has done on children's issues and slipped in a reference to President Obama's healthcare law, which sees its exchanges go into effect on Tuesday.

She noted she was "happy that 90 percent of our children will have access to healthcare when the Affordable Care Act goes into effect tomorrow."

Her remarks echoed her work at the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation, where she has been focusing on women's and children's issues.

"There's a lot of work to be done. I for one am looking forward to continuing that work both as a partner at CDF and at the Clinton Foundation," Clinton said.