Everyone wants to know if Hillary Rodham Clinton is going to run for president. But what would prevent her from doing so?
The former secretary of State told Charlie Rose that the prospect of becoming a grandmother could be a factor in deciding against a 2016 campaign.
"I'm about to have my first grandchild, which I'm thrilled about," Clinton said Thursday, according to the PBS transcript. "I can't wait. I want to see what that feels like. I'm not going to skip over it. I want to really be present, as I meet this … new person in our family."
Chelsea Clinton is expecting her first child this fall. Hillary Clinton has said she will make a decision later this year about a White House bid.
After watching her husband's presidency up close and serving in the Obama administration, Clinton said she believes the job "has only gotten harder."
"The job has gotten even bigger and more difficult," Clinton told Rose. "I understand how the job is done and I understand what has to be prioritized. I just have to decide or not that's what I want to do at this point in my life. … It's a very personal choice."
Clinton's interview with Rose will air on PBS in two parts, on Thursday and Friday. She also discussed the Malaysian Airlines jetliner that was taken down by a surface-to-air missile, Russia's aggression in Ukraine, the dispute between Israel and the Palestinians and other foreign policy issues.