Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has once more reiterated that she will not run for president in 2012, going so far as to refer to her current role in government as "my last public position." At a town hall meeting appearance in Manama, Bahrain on Friday, Clinton denied intentions to run for either president or vice president on the ticket with President Obama, who defeated her in the 2008 Democratic presidential primary. Some experts have also speculated that she could replace Robert Gates next year when he retires as secretary of defense. "I think I will serve as secretary of state as my last public position," she said. Clinton's career has included not only her current position as secretary of state, but also eight years in the Senate representing New York. Hillary Clinton: Secretary of State is "My Last Public Position" - Political Hotsheet - CBS News As controversial as Hillary has been in my life and yours, I think it is a mistake for her to walk away from Government Service. She is a force to be reckoned with, and is not done yet.