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Pelosi: ‘I’m excited about the prospect of a woman president’

Jeff Poor Media Reporter

On Sunday’s broadcast of NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi addressed the prospects of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and elaborated on her remarks about Clinton’s strong presidential prospects.

Asked by moderator David Gregory about her interview with USA Today’s Susan Page earlier this week, Pelosi reiterated that if Clinton ran, she would win.

“I make a habit of not endorsing people until they make a decision to run, but I’m very excited about the prospect of a woman president of the United States…especially a woman as well qualified as Hillary Clinton,” Pelosi said. “I make a habit of not endorsing people until they make a decision to run. But I think there are many people who are waiting to see if Secretary Clinton runs.”

Pelosi cautioned against looking too far into the future, explaining that the 2014 midterm elections were up first.

“But first, we have to win in 2014,” she continued. “We need a budget. We need a jobs agenda. And all we have here is obstructionism. I wish in 2014 one word could be on the ballot: voted up or down — bipartisanship, cooperation, working together. Get the job done for the American people instead of the obstruction that the Republicans have put up against any initiative that President Obama puts forth to create jobs, to reduce the deficit, to grow the economy, to strengthen the middle class. We’ve got to get through 2014 first.”

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