Clinton: Economic Woes Hurt U.S. Global Standing

SecState tells Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit “domestic decisions” affect “our role in the world,” she’s “heartbroken that we lost the leverage” provided by a balanced budget.

Highlights

“I see the the impact that our domestic decisions have on our role in the world. I was heartbroken that we lost the leverage we had we had in 2000 with a balanced budget.”

When asked, who is the wisest person on the planet right now? Clinton responded, “Mandela.”

“Nelson Mandela understood the power of forgiveness and the power it gave him to lead.”

“We have to make evidence-based decisions not ideology-based decisions.”

“Talent is universal, but opportunity is not.”

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