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David Axelrod: ‘Hillary Clinton Probably Will Be The Candidate’

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.”

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