Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has indicated in an interview that she intends to serve only one term, a statement that certainly has raised eyebrows.
Clinton said that she loves her job and finds it very challenging, but that it is a 24-7 job, and that in three more years, she is going to want to retire, and then do a lot of reading and writing and some teaching. She claims no interest in pursuing the Presidency ever again.
Hillary will be 65 in October 2012, and certainly it is not uncommon for people of that age to wish to retire and take it easy. But somehow, it is hard to fathom Hillary wanting to be out of the center of politics and public affairs, so it is probably a smart thing to assume that she will change her mind or have President Obama convince her to stay on.