By her own admission, Hillary Clinton would have to be crazy to run for president in 2016, which many believe the former first lady will do.
In an interview with PBS’s Gwen Ifill which airs Wednesday night, Clinton was asked about a quote her husband, Bill Clinton, made during his 1992 presidential campaign when he said that the definition of “insanity” is doing the same thing over and over expecting different results.
“You have to be a little bit crazy to run for president, let me just put it like that,” Clinton said.
Should she run for office in 2016, it will be her second attempt. She lost to Barack Obama in the 2008 Democratic primary.
“You have to be so totally immersed and so convinced that you can bring something to that office,” Clinton told Ifill.
The recent interview is one of many that Clinton has conducted following the release of her latest memoir, “Hard Choices.”
Ifill also asked Clinton about controversial comments she has made concerning her and Bill’s wealth. She said in one interview that the couple were “dead broke” after leaving the White House in 2001. In another, the former secretary of state said that, unlike some wealthy people, she and Bill are not “truly well off.”
The couples’ wealth is estimated to be between $100 million and $200 million.
“I shouldn’t have said the, I think, five or so words that I said,” Clinton told Ifill.
“You know, my inartful use of those few words doesn’t change who I am, what I’ve stood for my entire life, what I stand for today.”