I know there are a lot of people -- including a lot of Democrats -- who are not eager to see me leading such an [enlist] effort. They feel burned by my defeat, tired of defending me against relentless right-wing attacks, and ready for new leaders to emerge. Some of that sentiment is totally reasonable. I, too, am hungry for new leaders and ideas to reinvigorate our party. But if Al Gore, John Kerry, John McCain, and Mitt Romney can find positive ways to contribute after their own election defeats, so can I.
-- Hillary Rodham Clinton, What Happened, p. 451-452