Hillary to announce 2016 bid, Obama says she would be an ‘excellent president’

345610-clintonhillary7WASHINGTON: Former US First Lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has found a supporter in none other than the incumbent US President Barack Obama.
Just a day before Hillary is set to declare her candidacy for US president, Obama has expressed confidence in her capabilities, and said that she would make for an “excellent president”.
Calling Hillary Clinton a friend, Obama recollected 2008 Presidential election race and said that even then she was a “formidable candidate”.It can be noted that Hillary had lost the 2008 race to Barack Obama.
Obama, who is in Panama for a regional summit, also praised Hillary’s stint as the secretary of state.”She was a formidable candidate in 2008. She was a great supporter of mine in the general election. She was an outstanding secretary of state.. I think she would be an excellent president,” Obama said.
Obama’s comments come as Hillary is all set to to launch her long-mulled candidacy for US Presidential Elections 2016 on Sunday with an online video.

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