Clinton on Friday said she would have taken over the presidency “with a better, more transparent administration” if she were in charge.
In her new book, ‘Hard Choices,’ Clinton said she was a “tough” candidate, but that she was also “a good negotiator” and that the Democratic nominee “took the right decision” to run.
“I would not have been in the position I was in without the help of my team, the people who made it possible for me to be successful,” she wrote.
Clinton said she also did not regret her decision to support Obama’s health care overhaul.
“I didn’t think it was a bad idea to vote for it, but I was not in favor of it,” she said.
“If I had the power to change the outcome of the election, I would have.”
Clinton also praised President Obama’s presidency, saying he had been “a big help” during the campaign.
Obama, Clinton said, “gave me hope that I could achieve the same things I’d set out to do.”
But she said the president’s decision to move forward with the Keystone XL pipeline is “another reason I’m not running for president in 2020.”
Clinton said in her book that her “strong support for Keystone was not based on ideology, but on reality.”
She said she had not heard any indication from Obama that the pipeline would be approved, but she believes he is committed to doing so.
“I’m not even going to try to make a case for why I’m running for President again, but he deserves the credit for what he did,” she added.