Former President Bill Clinton on Sunday fueled further speculation about his wife Hillary Clinton’s future plans, telling an audience at the Clinton Global Initiative’s annual meeting that voters would have some “very good choices for president.”
During a question and answer session, Clinton was asked if he would rather be able to complete 16 projects for his nonprofit group or have another 8 years in the Oval Office, according to CNN, which first reported his comments.
Clinton’s comments drew applause and laughter from the audience in St. Louis.
Polls show former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is the frontrunner for the 2016 Democratic nomination.
Clinton sparked speculation over her political future last week as she reemerged on the public stage, two months after stepping down from the State Department, to delivering speeches on women’s rights.
Clinton has not said that she is considering a presidential bid, but many high-profile supporters have already begun efforts to prepare for a possible run.
Top Democratic fundraiser Harold Ickes on Sunday said he was joining the board of Ready for Hillary, a pro-Clinton super-PAC, which aims to build support for a potential bid.
Bill Clinton on Sunday also said that supported the two-term limit, but wouldn’t oppose the idea of future presidents running for a third, non-consecutive term.
But he added that he was engaged with his work at the Clinton Global Initiative.
“I would personally rather keep on doing what I'm doing for as long as I can possibly do it, because I think I have learned how to do it, and I'm not sure anybody else would be doing this - whereas I'm quite sure there are going to be lots of talented people who are dying to become president of the United States,” said the former president.