House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and former President Bill Clinton both said this week that they would like to see Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton run for president in 2016.
Pelosi told PBS' Charlie Rose that although she has "no knowledge" of Clinton's intentions to run for president, she would be thrilled if the Secretary of State put in her bid for the White House.
"That would be so exciting," the California Democrat told Rose in an interview that aired Monday night.
Clinton, who will be 69 years old next election cycle, said she has no interest in running for president and plans to step down as Secretary of State in November, regardless of whether President Obama is re-elected. She told NBC's Andrea Mitchell that she wants to spend more time with friends and family.
"It's very flattering, but, you know, I'm not at all planning to [run for president]," Clinton said. "I have no, you know, desire or intention."
Bill Clinton told ABC News he would be "happy" if his wife decided to run for the White House.
"I believe that she's being absolutely honest with you when she says she doesn't think she'll go back into politics," Bill Clinton said Monday on Good Morning America. "But if she comes home and we 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."
Pelosi and Bill Clinton join Donald Trump and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., who have also publicly said they want to see Hilary Clinton run for the White House in 2016.
Pelosi was hesitant to speculate on whether Clinton would be the front-runner for the Democratic nomination in 2016, telling Rose that it's "100 years from now."
by RTT Staff Writer
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