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."
First published July 18 2013, 11:23 AM