Pelosi Predicts: If Hillary Runs, 'She Will Win'

By Melanie Arter | October 21, 2013 | 4:43 PM EDT

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) (AP File Photo)

( – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), in appearance on ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopolous” on Sunday, said Hillary Clinton “will win” the presidency if she runs.

“If Hillary Clinton does run, she'll be one of the best prepared people, and she will win, I believe, if she runs. She'll be one of the best prepared people to enter the White House in a long time,” Pelosi said.

“She will -- she would be a great president. I would -- it would be a very thrilling thing for our country. She happens to be a woman, but she's, first and foremost, extremely qualified,” Pelosi added.

Clinton stumped for Terry McAuliffe over the weekend. McAuliffe is the Democratic nominee for Virginia governor.

“There are times when none of us can sit on the sidelines,” Clinton told the crowd according to Politico. “And right now, here in Virginia, is one of those times.”

“Recently in Washington, unfortunately, we have seen examples of the wrong kind of leadership, when politicians choose scorched earth instead of common ground,” she said.