In a recent interview, President Barack Obama has said that Hillary Clinton would be a “great president” if she decided to run for the White House in 2016.
Barack Obama told ABC News Hillary Clinton was not “going to agree with me on everything”, which could be a welcome break for voters after his eight years in office.
Hillary Clinton, 67, lost the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination campaign to Barack Obama.
She is expected to announce whether she will run again in the early 2015.
He said a number of possible Democratic contenders for the top job would do well, but Hillary Clinton was the only one he mentioned by name.
He added the wife of former President Bill Clinton would make a “formidable” and “great” president.
At the same time, Barack Obama acknowledged that Hillary Clinton, who had served in his administration as secretary of state, might do things differently from him.
“One of the benefits of running for president is you can stake out your own positions, and have a clean slate, a fresh start.”
Barack Obama also admitted that voters would want what he described as a “new car smell” in the 2016 elections, hinting that he may not have a high-profile role in the campaign.
Hillary Clinton played a prominent role in last month’s mid-term elections, in which the Republicans took control of the Senate.
For two months, Hillary Clinton criss-crossed the country campaigning hard to help Democrats in tight races.
Hilary Clinton her husband, ex-President Bill Clinton, were the surrogates every Democrat wanted while President Barack Obama was spurned.
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