by Alice Monroe
Could former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton emerge as presidential candidate for the 2016 elections?
CHICAGO, IL -- Hillary Clinton launched her new book, "Hard Choices", on Tuesday. The book focuses on her years as U.S. Secretary of State, but some people suggesting the "hard choice" of the present may lie in whether or not to run for president. The timing of the book launch could not be better if Mrs Clinton were to stand as presidential candidate in the next elections in 2016.
Having kept a relatively low profile for the past months, Hillary Rodham Clinton, 66, may use the limelight of her multi-million copy book tour to test the waters for a possible run for the White House.
According to national poll ratings, Americans award Mrs Clinton high marks for how she handled the job as Secretary of State, and more than two-thirds of U.S. citizens taking part in the polls agreed that she is a strong, honest and trustworthy leader. Within the Democratic Party, Hillary Clinton is tipped as a favorite for presidential nomination if she decided to run.
In her book, Mrs Clinton writes that "the time for another hard choice will come soon enough" - which may well refer to her consideration of running for president.