On Sunday’s broadcast of ABC’s “This Week,” former Bill Clinton adviser James Carville emphasized that most Democrats are hoping for a Hillary Clinton presidential run in 2016.
According to Carville, Democrats don’t want to face a long primary process like the GOP did in the most recent presidential election cycle.
“Since 1944, if we would have been sitting here, Republicans have always craved order,” Carville said. “And they’ve always looked for the lion tail to get behind. We’ve always been [looking for] people that we want to fall in love [with]. We’re looking for the next argument. This is entirely different. Every Democrat I know says, ‘God, I hope she runs. We don’t need a primary. Let’s just go to post with this thing. We don’t want to fight with anybody over anything. The Republicans, they need a fight. Somebody’s got to beat somebody. … We don’t want a primary. … We like winning presidential elections. She’s popular. Let’s just go with it.”
“I don’t know what she’s going to do, but I do know this: The Democrats want her to run,” Carville added. “And I don’t just mean a lot of Democrats, I mean a whole lot of Democrats, like 90 percent across the country. We just don’t — we just want to win, we think she is the best person and shut it down. And that’s across the board.”