DNC Chair on Hillary 2016: ‘I Don’t Know a Woman or a Man’ Who Doesn’t Want To See Her Run

February 25, 2013 - 10:32 AM

When asked about a possible presidential run by Hillary Clinton in 2016, DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) said, “I can tell you that I would love to see her run. I don’t know a woman or a man in the country right now who doesn’t want to see her run.”

The DNC Chair was speaking at the Forum Club of the Palm Beaches late last month when she was asked about a 2016 presidential run by Hillary Clinton.

“I’m going to give you the party line: Secretary Clinton is going to take a well-deserved rest. I’m sure she’ll write a book, she’ll ease up a bit and rest up and then I think she’ll take a look at what her options are,” Wasserman Schultz said.

“I can tell you that I would love to see her run. I don’t know a woman or a man in the country right now that wouldn’t like to see her run,” The DNC Chair continued, “I think if she decides to do that, I think it would be good for the country, but also I think it would probably be enthusiastically received and I think it would be very impactful on the field in 2016.”

When asked about other possible candidates in the field, Wasserman Schultz said, "I can talk about the other possibilities but I think, really, Secretary Clinton is - I can't use "elephant" because that doesn't really fit in a democratic primary, the elephant in the room. Her decision is going to drive a lot of other's decisions."

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