Bill says it's too early to talk about Hillary 2016
12/03/2013 5:10 PM
12/04/2013 3:40 AM
Former president Bill Clinton says he doesn't know if his wife will run for his old job in 2016 --- and he also it's way too early for anyone to start campaigning.
"I think, and she believes, that the country should spend at least another year working very hard on the problems we have," he told CNN's Jorge Ramos on Fusion. "We have very serious challenges in America, and we have responsibilities around the world. I think it's a big mistake, this constant four-year, peripatetic campaign is not good for America. We need to deal with the business we have before us."
Clinton may not be talking about it, but supporters are already lining up behind potential candidates, including the former secretary of state. Polls indicate that if she launches a campaign she would be the overwhelming frontrunner for the Democratic nomination.
Vice President Joe Biden, a two-time presidential candidate, is considering a bid for the White House as well.
"if he runs and he's the nominee, I'll try to help him win". I think the world of him," Clinton said. "I've known him for years and years and I have a very high opinion of him. I care a great deal about him and I think he's done a good job for the President and the country."
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