Monday, April 02, 2012
Bill Clinton Interview: Hillary in 2016 A Possibility, Obama Will Win 'Handily'

Bill Clinton Interview: Hillary in 2016 A Possibility, Obama Will Win 'Handily'

Former President Bill Clinton has spoken out about his wife Hillary's possible run in 2016 and the likelihood of President Obama winning reelection in 2012.

In an interview with ABC's "Good Morning America," Clinton spoke candidly about the prospect of his wife, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and her presidential run in 2016.

"I believe she's being absolutely honest with you when she says she doesn't think she'll go back into politics," said the former commander-in-chief.

"But if she comes home and wants to do this foundation stuff for the rest of our lives, I'll be happy. If she changes her mind and decides to run, I'll be happy," Clinton said. He also stated that his wife's immediate plans are to "come home, decompress and relax" after serving for four years as secretary of state.

Should Hillary choose to run in 2016, she would have the support of New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.

"I think she would be incredibly well-poised to be our next Democratic president," she said in an interview with BuzzFeed.

"I'm going to be one of the first to ask Hillary to run in 2016. I think she's extremely well prepared. I think her experience as secretary of state has not only elevated her stature and experience, but she's proven she's someone who can get things done, and I think she'd be an outstanding candidate," Gillibrand explained.

Though the possibility of Clinton running in 2016 is anyone's guess, when it comes to 2012, President Clinton has made it clear that he is putting his confidence in Barack Obama.

"I think that he's going to win handily, and I have for a long time," he stated.

"I think that his argument will be 'we put a floor under the recession and kept it from becoming a depression.' We have begun to dig our way out,'" he told "GMA."

The interview comes on the heels of a documentary released by President Obama in which Clinton praised Obama for his action in Pakistan that led to Osama bin Laden's death.

"He took the harder, and the more honorable path," Clinton said. "When I saw what had happened, I thought to myself, 'I hope that's the call I would've made,'" he explained in the documentary.


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