- The Washington Times - Friday, November 1, 2013

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has been coy about a White House run in 2016, but this week she gave her strongest indication yet that a presidential title is on her goal list.

Guests at a recent and private gathering in Scotland posed the question to Mrs. Clinton — and her answer, The New York Post reported, left eyebrows raised.

At first, she said: “I haven’t made up my mind yet.” But guests pressed, calling her answer unsatisfactory. Then she added, The Post reported: “Yes, it is unsatisfactory. I’m minded to do it.”

The conversation quickly moved to a different direction, but the Sunday Herald in Scotland saw the short statement as a significant sign of Mrs. Clinton’s growing public embrace of the White House.

The air of inevitably of another Clinton in the White House has grown in the United States this past week, too. ABC News reported the existence of a secret letter that circulated among all the female senators, urging Mrs. Clinton to run in 2016.

Political watchers said some of those who signed the letter had toyed with the idea of running themselves for the high office, and their support for Mrs. Clinton is yet another boost for a campaign that hasn’t even been created, yet.

• Cheryl K. Chumley can be reached at cchumley@washingtontimes.com.

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