Hillary Clinton will likely be the Democratic candidate for president in 2016, according to longtime Obama adviser David Axelrod, and only if she passes up a presidential bid will vice president Joe Biden run.
“I think that Hillary Clinton probably will be the candidate. If she doesn’t run, I think Biden will run,” Axelrod told MSNBC. He went on to note that Clinton and Biden share a common view of national security and that he hopes the Democratic primary will give rise to a “healthy debate” about the future of America’s foreign policy.
Though 2016 is a long way off, Clinton is the presumptive favorite among Democrats. Biden told GQ Magazine recently that he may run for president. “I can die a happy man never having been president of the United States of America,” the vice president said. “But it doesn’t mean I won’t run.”