Bill Clinton: 'Wife might run for something'
April 27th, 2014
02:52 PM ET
9 years ago

Bill Clinton: 'Wife might run for something'

(CNN) - Former President Bill Clinton joked he's trying not to make too many waves because his wife, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, "might run for something."

"One of the sad things is, of course, since you don't have any power, nobody cares what you say - except if your wife might run for something you've got to avoid messing up too bad," Bill Clinton said Saturday in Michigan.

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Hillary Clinton, a former first lady and senator from New York, is considered the overwhelming front-runner for the Democratic nomination, should she decide to throw her hat in the ring in 2016.

Bill Clinton, the 42nd president, former governor of Arkansas and a popular figure in the Democratic Party, has been hitting the campaign trail to support candidates as his party heads into a tough midterm election season, in hope of maintaining Democratic control of the U.S. Senate.

On Saturday he spoke to the Michigan Democratic Party's annual Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner in Detroit, where he rallied the audience to show up and vote this fall.

CNN: Key races to watch in 2014

Democratic Sen. Carl Levin of Michigan announced last year, at 78, that he would not seek re-election in 2014. Three-term U.S. Rep. Gary Peters is running to keep the seat in Democratic hands.

And while the GOP hasn’t won a U.S. Senate seat in Michigan in two decades, it hopes to break that streak come November with Republican Terri Lynn Land, Michigan’s former secretary of state.

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soundoff (15 Responses)
  1. Humbrrto

    If Clinton is the overwhelming front runner for anything, it's the truth.

    April 27, 2014 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  2. Thomas

    Thanks you for repealing of the Glass-Steagall Act of 1933 Mr Bill !

    The People of Rwanda Thank you for all your help in times of need .

    And Please Inhale !

    April 27, 2014 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  3. louis


    April 27, 2014 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  4. Simplefaith

    I hope Hillary Clinton runs for President. She has a lot of experience and grit.

    April 27, 2014 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  5. don in albuquerque

    Ah, Bill, you coy little devil you.

    April 27, 2014 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  6. Tom

    While I recognize the perils of announcing her candidacy too soon, I don't think Hillary really can play coy much longer. If she's not going to run, other Democratic hopefuls have a lot of work to do to gain visibility and funding. If she is going to run, and the Democratic 2016 primaries and convention are just going to a formality, why not confirm what everyone expects and move to building a campaign organization?

    April 27, 2014 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  7. don in albuquerque

    But you have to admit that it would be hilarious if she didn't run. I mean you have all these right wing pac's collecting money to stop Hillary, and suddenly all these simps who gave money woke up and found they gave away their bucks for nothing. Do you think they would be refunded?

    April 27, 2014 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  8. Gurgyl

    Yes, Hillary16. No other option. Period.
    PS: first woman president in American History.

    April 27, 2014 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |

    Hilly is so old Billy has to carbon date her give them and us a Break man its sunday .

    April 27, 2014 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  10. Randy, San Francisco

    President Bill Clinton will be in very Big Trouble if he makes a premature announcement of Hillary's run for the White House.

    April 27, 2014 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  11. ED1


    If Clinton is the overwhelming front runner for anything, it's the truth.
    April 27, 2014 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |

    I say BS to this comment in her words what difference does it make anyway.

    Show me anything she did as SOS except travel.

    April 27, 2014 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  12. ironman666

    she not be aloud to run for dog catcher

    April 27, 2014 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |
  13. don in albuquerque


    Yes fifty year old jokes do grow tiresome. Why not give the rest of us a break and post something with some substance, even if it is ridiculous.

    April 27, 2014 06:01 pm at 6:01 pm |
  14. George T Hibs

    I think Hillary should run for Chief of the Sanitation Department as she is hardly qualified for any other office.

    April 27, 2014 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  15. maggie

    no one else has come out of the wood work as a I think you can predict accurately that she'll run.

    April 28, 2014 02:13 am at 2:13 am |