SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) --Hillary Clinton was in San Francisco Thursday for a book signing and around 1,000 people bought tickets to see her hoping to hear her announce a run for president. They didn't get the announcement they were hoping for but it wasn't for lack of trying. A lot of people used their small window of time with her to tell they really hope she'll run.
In case she had any doubts, Hillary Clinton was assured that she has a lot of support in the Bay Area -- and her supporters want her to run for president. "I told her we needed her in Washington," one woman told ABC7 News. "She thanked me."
Clinton appeared at Book Passage in the San Francisco Ferry Building to sign copies of her new book "Hard Choices." The 1,000 ticketholders got a brief couple of seconds with the former secretary of state and for some, it was emotional. "I said God bless her and it did make me cry. I didn't expect to cry but it was a wonderful experience. I hope she wins," said San Rafael resident Alice Worth.
It wasn't just Bay Area locals who stood in line to meet Clinton. Many visitors had actually fit it into their vacation. "I'm from Kentucky and I'm here visiting my children. So, someone just tagged me on Facebook and said, 'This is your thing?' Yes, this is my thing. I love it!'" another woman attendee said.
Clinton did not reveal her political plans Thursday, but a presidential run was on just about everyone's mind. "She seems healthy and ready to run. It was amazing," another ticketholder said.
Clinton seemed to enjoy herself saying after that event that Book Passage was the prettiest bookstore on her tour.