While President Bill Clinton took the stage at the Democratic National Convention this week, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton remained focused on international diplomacy. Secretary Clinton traveled to China, attempting to persuade Chinese leaders to end their support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Today she becomes the first Secretary of State to visit Dili, in the nation of Timor-Leste.
The public's response to Hillary Clinton has changed drastically over the last two decades, but as Secretary of State, Clinton has garnered deep respect — and a 66 percent favorability rating, close to her record high of 67 percent as First Lady in December 1998.
Whether or not President Obama is reelected in November, Clinton plans to leave her post in December 2012. How will Americans reflect on her tenure as Secretary of State? Will she run for President in 2016? We ask Gail Sheehy, a journalist and author of a number of books, including "Hillary's Choice," a biography of the former first lady.