Former President Clinton says that Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump asks Biden to give Putin his 'warmest regards' Huma Abedin announces book deal Mystery surrounds Justice's pledge on journalist records MORE would be "happy as a clam" even without running for president in 2016. 

Appearing on the "Ellen DeGeneres Show" in a segment airing Tuesday, DeGeneres jokingly presented Clinton with two baby's onesies. One said "My grandma's running for president in 2016" and the other read "My grandma's a stay-at-home granny."

"If I pick that one, it would be best for the country," Clinton said, pointing at the 2016 onesie. 


Pointing at the "granny" onesie, he said "If I pick that one, she would be happy as a clam and so would I."

"So keep 'em both and give her the right one when she decides," he said.  

The Clintons' granddaughter, Charlotte, was born in September, and Hillary Clinton has made clear in her speeches since then how much she values being a grandmother. 

When DeGeneres joked that Clinton was going to make a "big announcement" about his wife, Clinton replied, "She's the happiest grandmother."

"I don’t know what Hillary’s going to do, that’s the truth," Clinton said, as he has said before. "If I did I wouldn’t tell you, but I don’t know."

Clinton pointed to a program at the Clinton Foundation to encourage parents to read to their children to boost development. "Whatever she wants to do I’m for, she’s the ablest public servant I ever worked with, but I’m more interested, now that I have a granddaughter, than I ever have been in this project she and Chelsea started at our foundation called Too Small to Fail," Clinton said.

Despite these comments, Hillary Clinton is seen as all but certain to run. She has campaigned across the country for Democrats, including trips to Iowa and New Hampshire, and there have been several reports of strategy meetings lining up a campaign.