California Gov. Jerry Brown admitted that if he were 10 years younger, he would indeed make another leap into presidential politics.
On Sunday’s “Meet The Press,” moderator Chuck Todd sidestepped asking Brown if he would run in 2016, but asked the 76-year-old governor if he would have considered another run at the White House if he were younger.
“If you were 10 years younger, would you be running this year?” Todd asked.
“Yes, I would,” Brown said.
“You would be running for president?” a surprised Todd replied.
“Well, I can’t say. I’ve run three times so if I could go back in a time machine and be 66, you know, I might jump in. But that’s a counter-factual, so we don’t really need to speculate there,” Brown said.
Brown has been talked about as a potential challenger to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who is poised to potentially jump in the 2016 race officially next month.
As noted by Todd, Brown holds the title of being both the youngest and oldest serving governor in California history since the Civil War, having held the governorship in 1975 as a 36 year old.