Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Wednesday she does not desire to wait in her job if President Barack Obama wins a second term in 2012.
The nation's top civil servant also resolutely said she neither has plans to mount another White House bid nor attention in other posts, for example vice president or protection secretary.
Clinton, visiting Cairo, was asked whether she would stay on in a second Obama term. She also was asked if she would like the jobs of president, vice president or protection secretary. She to be had single word reactions to each: "No."
Conjecture about Clinton's prospect is always high and she has been mention as a possible descendant to Defense Secretary Robert Gates, who has told Obama he is stepping down. In an interview with CNN, Clinton made clear she has no attention in organization the Pentagon or repeat her 2008 presidential run.