Bill Clinton says he never wanted to leave presidency
Former president Bill Clinton said Monday that, without term limits, he would have stayed in the job "until I was carried away in a coffin, or defeated in an election."
"I loved doing the job," Clinton said at a conference in Istanbul. "I loved being president, but I like my current life, too. . . . I'll leave the politics to my wife and to President Obama."
Clinton was elected twice to the presidency, the maximum under the Constitution, and served from 1992 to 2000. His wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton, is now secretary of state under President Obama.
Clinton said he enjoyed his current position as chairman of the Clinton Global Initiative, which raises funds to address issues including health care, poverty and climate change.