Hillary Clinton: I’ll make a decision on 2016 next year

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is still keeping mum on whether she’ll run for president in 2016, telling ABC News she hasn’t made up her mind yet.

“Obviously, I will look carefully at what I think I can do and make that decision sometime next year,” Clinton told Barbara Walters during an interview to mark her selection as Walters’ “Most Fascinating Person of 2013.” It’s the second time she’s received the distinction – the first being 1993, the year the list debuted, when she was first lady.

Clinton also said it’s too early to look at the next election.

"I think we should be looking at the work that we have today. Our unemployment rate is too high. We have people getting kicked off food stamps who are in terrible economic straits. Small business is not getting credit, I could go on and on, so I think we ought to pay attention to what's happening right now,” she said.

Though she is still mulling her political future, Clinton has slowly waded back into politics during the last year. Most recently, she and former President Bill Clinton actively supported Virginia Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe during his campaign ahead of the November election. 

  • Rebecca Kaplan

    Rebecca Kaplan is a political reporter for CBSNews.com.

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