Hillary Clinton New York City Mayor? Michael Bloomberg Suggests the Secretary for State Run for the Position in 2013 (Watch Video)
Dec 04, 2012 11:24 AM EST
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As Hillary Clinton prepares to step down and retire as President Barrack Obama's Secretary of State, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg suggests the former New York State Senator run for his job.
According to Yahoo News, Mayor Bloomberg spoke to Clinton over the phone and told her she would be a "perfect fit" for the position. Mayor Bloomberg plans will step down from the position next year. Both Bloomberg and Clinton have declined to comment. Clinton's spokesman, Philippe Reines, told reporters that he will not comment on "private conversations."
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It seems ever since Clinton made the announcement of stepping down from the position, everyone is curious to know whether the once candidate for U.S. Presidency will run for office in 2016. There have also been rumors that she might be offered the job of President of Yale. Clinton studied law at the Yale Law School.
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The once rival of President Barrack Obama in the 2008 elections announced earlier this month that despite President Obama's victory, she will resign from a post as Secretary of State.
State Department spokeswoman, Victoria Nuland told The International News, "I don't think the secretary's plans have changed...You've heard her say many times that she intends to see through a transition of a successor and then she will go back to private life and enjoy some rest, and think and write and all those things," adding that "She seems pretty set in her plans."
Recently, Clinton announced that she took full responsibility for the terrorist attacks on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi, Libya, in which the U.S. Ambassador to Libya - Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were killed.
Clinton leaves the office with a 70 percent bipartisan job-approval ratings according to the Wall Street Journal. There is still no clue released as to whom President Obama plans to appoint as Secretary of State during his second term.
But some suspect that 65-year-old Clinton might run for presidency in 2016, a supposition Clinton brushes off.
Obama will be inaugurated into office in January, which is when he will appoint the rest of his cabinet members, including his Secretary of State. His nominations would then need the approval of the Senate.
Clinton is married to former U.S. president Bill Clinton, after which she served as U.S. Senator from New York. In 2008, she ran against Obama as the democratic candidate for presidency. After losing the race she was appointed by Obama as Secretary of State to his cabinet that election year.