NJ Politics Digest: Hillary Clinton Dishes on the Future of Politics at Rutgers Talk

While the speech cost Rutgers a pretty penny, Clinton was reportedly paid $7,000 less than Snooki received for a 2011 appearance at the university.

Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton. JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images

So what did Hillary Clinton do after losing the 2016 presidential election to Donald Trump?

Well, there was some chardonnay consumed and long walks in the woods, but there was also the decision to remain active and vocal in the public realm, the Democratic candidate and former secretary of state and first lady told a crowd at Rutgers University on Thursday evening.

“I am really committed to speaking out and doing what I can to have a voice in the debate,” Clinton said, according to a report on NJ.com.

Clinton said that while she has some concerns, she remains “fundamentally optimistic” about the future of politics in this country, according to the report.

Clinton also talked about the difficulty of being a woman in politics and the higher expectations that people have of female candidates.

Clinton received $25,000 from a Rutgers endowment for the speech. While it’s a lot of money, NJ Advance Media also noted that it was $7,000 less than Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi received for a 2011 appearance at Rutgers.

Quote of the Day: “They never said that to any man who was not elected.” — Hillary Clinton, on people who think she should retire from public life following her election defeat.

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