Hillary Rodham Clinton has meant many things to many people. The wife, mother, lawyer, First Lady, Senator, presidential candidate, Secretary of State and soon to be grandmother, shares much of her journey in the book Hard Choices, a memoir. She talked to the Tom Joyner Morning Show today and while she didn’t share any future presidential plans, she did have a lot to talk about.
Read the entire interview below:
TOM JOYNER: Here to announce that she’s going to run for President on The Tom Joyner Morning Show. (Laughs)
SYBIL WILKES: (Laughs)
HILLARY CLINTON: (Laugh) Hi, Tom. How are you?
TOM JOYNER: Thank you so much for giving me the honor of taking my airways for you to announce that you are running for President in 2016. Thank you so much. And you know you got my support. Thank you.
HILLARY CLINTON: Well, you are incorrigible my friend. (Laughter) I love talking to you this morning.
TOM JOYNER: Thank you so much.
HILLARY CLINTON: Oh, my goodness. Well, and I just heard the news that you’re coming back to New York. That is fabulous.
TOM JOYNER: Yes. Yes, yes. We start, actually it starts Friday, the 4th of July, and then DL and I are on the air on Monday the 7th.
HILLARY CLINTON: Oh, terrific. Well, we’re glad to have you back.
SYBIL WILKES: So great is it that Tom is that …
HILLARY CLINTON: But it’s great to talk to you today. (Laughs)
SYBIL WILKES: … is coming back to New York and you’re going back to the White House. How great is that?
TOM JOYNER: (Laughs)
HILLARY CLINTON: Oh, listen, me too. I’m flattered and I’m really excited about talking to you. But I’m going to be a grandmother first. Let’s talk about what’s really important here.
SYBIL WILKES: So what is your name going to be, Mrs. Clinton?
TOM JOYNER: Yeah, what are they going to call you?
HILLARY CLINTON: You know, I am soliciting suggestions to be honest, because I’ve got two groups of friends. One group says you got to get in early, decide what you want and just make this poor little kid call you that. And the other group says, no, no, it has to be organic, it must evolve and, you know, let the child make up his or her mind. So do you two have any suggestions?
TOM JOYNER: Yes, Mrs. President.
J. ANTHONY BROWN: Mrs. President.
TOM JOYNER: Grandma President. How about that?
HILLARY CLINTON: You know, it’s so funny, I’ve been travelling around the country doing book signings and events about new book. And literally, the most common thing people say is that when you start the show with Tom that it’s; Oh, my gosh, I’m so glad that you’re going to be a grandmother. (Laughs)
TOM JOYNER: Awww.
SYBIL WILKES: So is that the hardest choice? Coming up with the name?
HILLARY CLINTON: Well, I’ll tell you what, that’s a hard choice I’m glad to make. As I was writing the book, I had personal hard choices. I’ve been involved with the President and the hard choices we face as a county. But this one is a really, really easy choice. It’s such a, you know, wondrous experience for our family.
SYBIL WILKES: Okay, so if you’re not going to announce, and if you don’t, who would like to see as President in 2017?