Report: Hillary on 2016, “I’m Minded To Do It”

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton addresses a gala celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Center for American Progress on Oct. 24, 2013, in Washington, D.C.

Hillary Clinton has publicly stated she has yet to make up her mind on running for president in 2016, but a report from Scottish newspaper the Herald indicates her position has firmed behind closed doors.

At a private gathering earlier this month after receiving an honorary degree from St Andrews University, Clinton was reportedly pressed by some of the “august” crowd about her presidential intentions.

The Herald reports:

She smiled and gave what was described as a neutral answer. The guest persisted. Again, Mrs Clinton politely gave a neutral answer. When pressed a third time, the ex-Secretary of State replied: “I haven’t made up my mind yet.”

This was humorously described as an unsatisfactory answer, to which Mrs Clinton replied: “Yes, it is unsatisfactory,” and then added: “I’m minded to do it.”

Earlier this month, Clinton told a group of Long Island businesspeople that she wouldn’t make up he mind until next year. A Clinton spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request to comment on the report.

Update Nov. 1, 10:30 AM: A Clinton spokesperson responds to the report: “puh-leaze.”