Hillary Clinton: "I really don't believe" I'll run for president in 2016

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrives in Tel Aviv, Israel, Nov. 20, 2012.
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Despite ongoing chatter about the possibility of a 2016 presidential bid, outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton continues to insist she has no interest in running again, telling ABC News' Barbara Walters that "I really don't believe that that's something I will do again."

Clinton, who has said she will step down from her post as Secretary of State after President Obama's inauguration, says she will "continue to serve" in some capacity -- but not, she says, in a political role.

"I am so grateful I had the experience of doing it before. But, you know, I think there are lots of ways to serve, so I will continue to serve," she told Walters in an interview for ABC's "10 Most Fascinating People" special. "Right now I have no intention of running."

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  • Clinton, who launched a failed bid against Mr. Obama in 2008, has seen her approval ratings skyrocket during her tenure as Secretary of State, and many of her supporters -- including both 57 percent of the public and, reportedly, her husband -- favor the idea.

    Clinton, however, continues to insist another bid is not in the cards, and told Marie Claire this year she hoped to be able to cheer on the first woman president from the sidelines.

    "I hope to be around when we finally elect a woman president. That would be a great experience for me, to be up there cheering," she told the magazine.

    Walters also pressed Clinton about what worries her the most -- Iran -- as well as a topic she conceded "nobody asks the men": Clinton's famously-shapeshifting hairstyles

    "I know that it's one of the great fascinations of our time," said Clinton, after a hearty laugh. "Much to my amazement."