Did we just get the biggest hint yet that Hillary Clinton would run for president in 2016?
In the Wednesday afternoon Benghazi hearing in the House of Representatives' Foreign Affairs Committee, Rep. Eni Faleomavaega, the Democratic representative from American Somoa, said he "looks forward to 2016," alluding to the idea that out-going Secretary of State Clinton would run for president that year.
Clinton chuckled, amused, at the statement. She looked excited, but did not follow up with remarks on the comment.
Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) early in the day made similar 2016 hints.
Is it a sign? When even congress people during a highly-publicized committee meetings are singing their excitement for a 2016 presidential run, it seems like the odds are pretty high that she'll run.
The Wednesday Benghazi hearing was her last formal testimony as secretary of state on Capitol Hill. Clinton will leave her current role in the Obama administration within the next few weeks. There's a lot of time between now and 2016 before, and Clinton looks to have a significant window of opportunity to put together a presidential team.
But will she actually run? Clinton hasn't exactly answered that question.
Clinton would be pushing 70-years-old the next time she'd have a chance to run for president, but many pundits say she is entertaining the idea.
Vice President Joe Biden is reportedly also considering running in 2016, and the two would be Democratic rivals in the lead-up to the campaign.