Hillary Clinton 2016: Obama to Remain Neutral in 2016, Says Aide (VIDEO)
Though President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sat for a joint interview on 60 Minutes, don't take it as a sign that Clinton has Obama's endorsement if she indeed runs for president in 2016. At least, Bill Clinton's former chief of staff Thomas "Mack" McLarty doesn't think so.
"Well I don't know, I can't speculate too much about the president — certainly can't speak for him. I think the president, a normal, sitting president, will stay neutral," McLarty told CNN's Soledad O'Brien according to The Hill.
And given Vice President Joe Biden's recent high profile in the Obama administration, brokering the fiscal cliff deal and leading the president's task force on gun violence, it's easier to assume Obama would put his support behind his vice president — if he also decides to run for president in 2016.
"I mean, he's put Vice President Biden on point in terms of some of these negotiations, and there may very well be some other very well-qualified candidates on the Democratic side, certainly on the Republican side," McLarty said. "It really is a little too far to speculate, but I think the president really, probably, most likely stays neutral, the former Clinton aide concluded.
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