Bill Clinton Will Be ‘Happy’ If Hillary Runs for President

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 21:  Former U.S. President Bill Clinton (R) and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton smile during the annual Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) September 21, 2010 in New York City. The sixth annual meeting of the CGI gathers prominent individuals in politics, business, science, academics, religion and entertainment to discuss global issues such as climate change and the reconstruction of Haiti. The event, founded by Clinton after he left office, is held the same week as the General Assembly at the United Nations, when most world leaders are in New York City.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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Hillary Clinton has said, repeatedly, that she does not plan to run for president in 2016. No one believes her and, as usual, her irrepressible husband is not doing a great job of staying on message. In a pair of interviews this morning, Bill did his best to appear neutral on the matter which, he insisted, is still undecided. Appearing on Good Morning America, he said: 

“I believe that she’s being absolutely honest with you when she says she doesn’t think she’ll go back into politics. But if she comes home and we do this foundation stuff for the rest of our lives, I’ll be happy; if she changes her mind and decides to run, I’ll be happy.”

But, within the hour, what little resolve he has seemed to have eroded. Responding to questions about his wife's future on MSNBC, he began by pointing out that, “Hillary’s worked really hard for twenty years and it’s just been a constant relentless thing,” before letting his mind wander down the campaign trail: “I’ve been there. I know what happens when you go through this decompression after years of relentless high-pressure activity and I just think she needs to rest up, do some things she cares about and whatever she decides to do, I’ll support her.” In a run for president, because at least one half of this couple is clearly sick of decompressing.