Yes, you read that right! Hillary Clinton’s political career is over, according to her close friend that was recently interviewed by CNN.
The President of the Center for American Progress, Neera Tanden, recently denied the speculation on New York Post editorial that Hillary will be running for mayor.
“Yes, we were highly critical of Hillary Clinton in the runup to Election Day. But that was the race for the White House, where she offered a program far to the left of the nation’s center,” the Post editors wrote over the weekend. “Not so in New York, where she’d be dead-center in the city’s Democratic majority. Progressive, but not obsessed with proving it — nor with trying to use the mayoralty to become a national leader.”
Tanden is a long-time friend of Hillary, she has been Clinton’s advisor during the 2008 campaign. As Neera Tanden said, Hillary will retire from politics to follow her passion of helping children.
“I think she’s going to figure out ways to help kids and families. That’s been what she’s been focused on her whole life, and a lot of issues that are affecting them, over the next couple of years,” Tanden said.
That would be a departure from the last time Clinton had a failed presidential bid. She served as Secretary of State, wrote a crappy memoir, and made millions of dollars giving speeches to major Wall Street firms.
Last week, Virginia Gov. and Hillary pal Terry McAuliffe said Hillary was done with politics. From The Washington Post:
Asked if the Clintons are done with politics now, he said: “I think so, sure. I don’t think Hillary has any interest in running again. I’ll let her speak for herself. I haven’t asked her that. I think the president’s probably going to go back, working on all the good deeds he’s done before in helping people around the globe. You know, there are elections. We’ve got to move forward. As governor of Virginia, I’ve got to move forward.”