Transcript for Hillary Clinton Discusses Age and the Possibility of Being the First Woman President
Reporter: Tonight, Hillary Clinton's 66 years old, lives on a schedule almost as taxing as a campaign tour. She and her husband, thanks to some big spenders, including Wall Street companies, are no longer the couple struggling for money. Reportedly they can charge hundreds of thousands of dollars for speeches. It has been reported you've made $5 million making speeches. The president has made more than $100 million? Well, you have no reason to remember but we came out of the white house not only dead broke but in debt. We had no money when we got there and we struggled to piece together the resources for mortgages for houses, for Chelsea's education. It was not easy. Bill has worked really hard, and it's been amazing to me. He's worked very hard. First of all, we had to pay off all our debts which was -- we had to make double the money because of obviously taxes and pay off the debts and get us houses and take care of family members. But do you think Americans are going to understand five times the median income in this country for one speech? Well, let me put it this way. I thought making speeches for money was a much better thing than getting connected with any one group or company, as so many people who leave public life do. It has been connecting and empowering women -- Reporter: Her central purpose is still to argue for equality for women and children, which she calls the great unfinished business of our time. My religious faith growing up in the methodist church really did instill a sense of both possibility and obligation. So regardless of what specific role I've ever played in the past, I've always felt like if I were healthy and educated and able, I should be out there doing something for others. Reporter: For girls who need to believe they, too, can be president, and something more than the first lady's dresses can be on exhibit at the smithsonian. These are the dresses. Yes. If you run again, will it be -- That is a great picture. First mate you said? If that were to ever come to pass, that's a pretty good title. The day is winding down, while she says she is still looking ahead to what is possible and what she would leave behind. I love to swim. Do you have a routine? Do you stick to it? Do you have discipline? Not as much as I wish. I probably have as good a sense of the job as anybody. You see the before and after pictures of these young vital incredibly active men and their hair is whiter and the lines are deeper. It's just part of the job. So I know what's at stake. I know how difficult it is, so I'm not going to have any illusions when I make the decision. Age. Age, yes. Isn't it great to be our age? I'm a little older than you are. You are. You would be 69 on election day. That's eight months younger than Ronald Reagan. Yeah, well -- It matters. Age matters. Well, it may depending on who the person is. My mother lived with us until her death at 92. She was as active and involved and just curious and intellectually capable as people much younger than her. So it's the individual. They have said that -- Mitch Mcconnell said at one point I think to a C pac conference that 2016 will be the return of a golden girl. That was a very popular, long-running TV series.
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