According to a new book to be released in February, President Obama asked former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to stay on another year after he was re-elected.
Obama was worried at the time about losing both Clinton and Leon Panetta, his outgoing Defense secretary, according to an excerpt released Thursday of HRC: State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton by The Hill’s Amie Parnes and Politico’s Jonathan Allen.
Would you reconsider, perhaps stay another year? Obama asked Clinton aboard Air Force One during a trip to Southeast Asia on Nov. 19, 2012.
Obama urged Clinton to stay in office one more time on the flight, but she turned him down.
Politicos widely expect Mrs. Clinton to run for President in 2016. On Wednesday, a letter encouraging Clinton to run for president was released. The letter was signed by every female democrat Senator.