By Alexandra Jaffe - 04/05/13 03:05 PM EDT
Carville called Clinton "the best candidate Democrats have," an assertion borne out by recent polling that shows her beating five of the top potential Republican presidential contenders, and taking a large majority of Democratic support for her potential candidacy.
Following her exit from State, Clinton said she'd like to take some time off and live life as a private citizen, before planning her political future. That hasn't stopped speculation, and it hasn't prevented supporters like Carville from preparing in case she does decide to run.
He recently loaned his name to a fundraising pitch sent by a super-PAC supporting her potential run, set up by former Clinton staffers.
But he said that he didn't have any inside knowledge of her plans, and suggested Clinton herself may not have made the decision yet.
"I don't know if anybody's more informed. I don't know that, really, that she knows if she's going to run or not," he said.
He said that her calculus likely revolves around how much good she feels she can do in running for president.
"If she feels like that there's a real contribution for her to make then I suspect that she'll decide to run, if she thinks otherwise, she may choose to pursue something else," he said.