Bill Clinton stirs talk of possible Hillary Clinton presidential bid in 2016 race

GUARDIAN UK

 in Washington

Bill Clinton on his wife’s campaign skills: ‘I’ve never met anybody I thought was any better than her at this.’ Photograph: Paul J Richards/AFP/Getty Images

The 2012 election may be far from decided, but on Sunday all the speculation centered on the 2016 race, and whether a certain household Democrat name might once again feature on the ballot paper.

The prospect of a Hillary Clinton run for the White House gained momentum when Bill Clinton offered the broadest hint yet that she might go for it.

Hillary Clinton is due to stand down soon as secretary of state, probably in January, and take at least six months out to write her memoirs about her time in office. After that, she will make up mind whether she will run, according to the Clinton camp.

Aged 64, she is still young enough for a bid in 2016 and is, at present, ahead of any of her rivals in terms of standing and popularity inside the party. She retains a driving desire to become the first female president.

Other senior Democrats, including at least three governors, are already positioning themselves for a run – and vice-president Joe Biden might fancy his chances too – but Hillary Clinton has much more stature.

Bill Clinton, in an interview with Face The Nation, talked up her achievements and said she would be well placed.

“I’ve never met anybody I thought was any better than her at this. But again, we got a lot of able people in our party who want to be president,” he said. [QUOTE]

Hillary Clinton 1
Hillary Clinton 1 (Photo credit: Angela Radulescu)

2 thoughts on “Bill Clinton stirs talk of possible Hillary Clinton presidential bid in 2016 race

  1. I am with you Hillary. There is no other person,so far in the Democratic party, that is a likely choice. There is no other person who can follow Obama. Get some rest when you are no longer Sec.Of State and then lets get moving.

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