It wasn't technically a campaign speech.
But Hillary Clinton, who notably was introduced by her husband, took the stage at the Sheraton Hotel in Chicago Thursday to outline her commitment to early childhood education, opportunities for women and girls, and the need for economic development in the United States. Add to this the anecdotes she told about her childhood in nearby Park Ridge, and observers could easily envision what a 2016 campaign for the former secretary of state would look like.
"It is such a pleasure to be here in Chicago participating as a private citizen as a co-host," Clinton told the audience at the third-annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative America (CGI America), founded by her husband, former President Bill Clinton. Following her decision to resign as secretary of state, Clinton joined her husband's foundation, which focuses on global health and economies, and the environment.
That organization is being renamed the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation, Clinton noted.