Former adviser to President Bill Clinton and CNN contributor James Carville still says there will be a full-court press to get outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to run for president in 2016.
In an interview on Fox Business Network’s “Imus in the Morning” on Thursday, Carville told host Don Imus he thought Clinton had distinguished herself in her role as the country’s top diplomat.
“I think she has distinguished herself…I think she’s — four years in that job is forever. Understand, four years as Secretary of State – in dog years, human years to dog is 97 – well, being Secretary of State in political years, you know, one years is like four. So she’s been doing that for 16 years…I mean, her daughter is starting a career, you know, might be raising a family here at some point. And she’s got a lot of different things that she can do.”
Clinton has indicated that she has no interest in running, but Carville, who has said that Democrats are eager to avoid a costly presidential primary in 2016, said the former first lady will be under enormous pressure to do so.
“But I think the pressure on her to run for president is going to be enormous because I’ve not met a single Democrat that’s not said let Hillary run in 2016. We don’t want a primary. Let’s just go get this thing done. That’s the attitude across the country. And I think she’s going to hear that. In fact, I know she is. The people asking her and the pressure on her to run is going to be enormous.”