Pelosi: 'I think the country is ready for Hillary'

In an interview with NBC's Andrea Mitchell, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said she's fully aboard the Hillary Clinton for President train -- if Clinton runs in 2016.

"I think the country is ready for Hillary," Pelosi said. "I certainly hope that she will choose to run. I think if she does, she will win. I think if and when she does, I think she'll be the best prepared person to enter the White House in decades."

Pelosi went on to tout Clinton's experience -- as U.S. senator, secretary of state, and first lady. "And I think it would be a great thing for our country to have a woman president. I always thought that it would be easier to elect a woman to be President of the United States than to be Speaker of the House."

What about Joe Biden?

Pelosi's answer to Mitchell: "Joe Biden is a magnificent leader in our country. There is absolutely no question he would be a great president. He made that point when he ran for president himself... So we are very blessed to have many excellent choices and not just limited to those two."