Nightly News   |  April 07, 2013

Hillary 2016?

Is Hillary Clinton thinking of another run for the White House? And if she is, what did she learn from her unsuccessful run in 2008? NBC’s Andrea Mitchell reports.

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>>> suddenly this weekend there was renewed speculation some would call it a frenzy about whether hillary clinton will run for president in 2016 . nbc 's andrea mitchell now on what's fueling the buzz.

>> reporter: she can be forgiven for heading to a spa after her million mile run as secretary of state. but only two months later hillary clinton supporters are pushing her to run for president.

>> 2016 --

>> hillary!

>> reporter: in twin appearances before women's activists last week, clinton 's first since stepping down as secretary of state, she was deliberately ambiguous.

>> we've shared struggles and successes and even some fox holes over the years. it is a little bit like a family reunion .

>> this truly is the unfinished business of the 21st century , and it is the work we are called to do. i look forward to being your partner in all the days and years ahead.

>> reporter: will she or won't she? republicans have little doubt.

>> it is like do you think dylan dillinger might run? she's been to the base and she has the college of losing. which is where you learn a lot.

>> reporter: what happened in 2000 w48 she was thought to be inevitable.

>> that campaign was very mismanaged. that falls to her at the end of the day . can she make different choices this time?

>> reporter: a veteran clinton strategist signed on.

>> we're just going to be sitting around here waiting. there is not much we can do about it. we ought to just enjoy this for what it is. it is a political story unlike any other that i've ever seen in my lifetime.

>> reporter: clinton is working on a book about her state department years, has quietly rented office space in downtown washington and will be giving paid speeches. still for the first time in two decades, hillary clinton 's schedule is open-ended. chelsea clinton , a special nbc news correspondent, talked to john yang for the "today" show.

>> as a daughter i very much want her to make the right choice for herself. i know that will be the right choice for our country.

>> reporter: until hillary decides, all the other democratic hopefuls can only watch and wait. andrea mitchell , nbc news, washington.