Clinton vs. Biden?

May 5, 2013

By JAKE SHERMAN, POLITICO – Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson said Joe Biden will not defer to Hillary Clinton’s presidential ambitions in 2016.

“I think he would run,” Richardson said Sunday on ABC’s “This Week.” “Hillary Clinton would be formidable, no question about it. But I’ve known Biden over the years. He is somebody who’s always wanted to be president. He’s got the eye of the tiger. He’s going to all of these events. You see it in the speeches. I was with him Friday morning. I think there could be a faceoff.

“Obviously, Secretary Clinton is a formidable candidate, who not only is appealing to the Democratic base, but is appealing to a Republican base that acknowledges the great work she did as secretary of State.”

Richardson was the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations under Bill Clinton but supported Barack Obama in the 2008 election.

James Carville, who worked for Bill Clinton, said he has not met a single Democrat in America that does not want Hillary Clinton to run in 2016.

“There has never been a front-runner, a non-incumbent front runner, like her since probably Eisenhower,” Carville said.

He added, “She is the most prohibitive front-runner I have ever seen.”

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