Meet the Press   |  September 22, 2013

Hillary's NYT remarks: Staying in the public eye

A Meet the Press panel reflects on remarks made to the New York Times by Hillary Rodham Clinton about a possible 2016 presidential run.

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>> hillary clinton . if we're talking about presidential leadership, we're still taking her measure. she has an interview with new york magazine that came out this morning, and here's what she said. i'm not in any hurry, i think it a serious decision, not to be made lightly, but also one that doesn't have to be made soon.

>> and one that has to be made in the public eye as often as i can. hillary clinton , ever since she lost back in 2008 , has been positioning herself to do cannot exactly this move. going off to be secretary of state, putting her in the public eye . we're going to be hearing a lot from hillary clinton other than what her decision is, but she's going to make sure she's out there with interviews like this just to keep herself in the public eye .

>> she has time to make that decision. i don't know how you can have this many people pulling for you to run whether you can not run.

>> does she stay close to president obama , or does she need separation from president obama to be effective?

>> i think the answer is yes and no. it depends on the issue you're talking about. timing is everything.

>> she should be in no rush to make this decision. she is far ahead, much farther ahead now, a much better political position than she was in '07 and '08. if you get in the fray at this point, your approval ratings and credibility will come down. if i were her, i would take some time, think about the ideas she wants to move forward. not barack obama 's ideas, not president clinton 's ideas, they have to be hers.

>> she doesn't have to position herself because there isn't a very big democratic field.

>> do you think these vulnerable from the republican side ?

>> i think she's more as a ruvulnerable than anyone thinks. i think she's a good candidate for republicans to run against. let her defend the foreign policy that she presided over as secretary of state