Former President Bill Clinton hinted at what his wife, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, will do after she leaves office in an interview with conservative outlet NewsMax Sunday. Hillary Clinton has said that her role in the Obama administration would be her "last public position," and that she will not serve a second term as secretary of state if President Barack Obama is reelected. She has also repeatedly said that she will not run for president again.
"I think she wants -- and she has said publicly -- to continue a lot of the work that she's done, she did as a private citizen, as first lady, as senator and as secretary of state," said the former president. "Around the world, she's done an enormous amount of good in, you now, the so-called soft power areas, empowering women and girls, helping them, giving them access to capital, helping them make a living, promoting better healthcare practices. I think she will have a major role to play in the nongovernmental world. That's what she plans to do, and I think she'll do it well."
Secretary of State Clinton hinted at her plans in December 2010, saying that she would "probably go back to advocacy work, particularly on behalf of women and children, and particularly around the world because if you look at what is still happening to women in many parts of the world it is tragic and terrible."
In the Newsmax interview, Clinton also praised Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, his one-time adversary as speaker of the House, saying "he's being rewarded for thinking."