“I don’t know how many ways to say ‘no,’ so let me just say it. I don’t have any desire to run for president. I don’t intend to. I won’t do it,” she told ABC in one of several TV appearance yesterday.
“I won’t. How’s that? Is that categorical enough?” she said one day before jetting off on her latest trip, a week-long tour of Asia that is to include stops in India, China and Japan.
Her disavowals were unlikely, however, to completely beat back speculation that she might seek to succeed her boss, Republican President George W. Bush, and make history by becoming both the first African American and first woman to run the White House, given the strength of the “draft Condi” movement.