Fareed speaks with former President Bill Clinton about his wife Hillary's time as secretary of state, her approval ratings and whether she is likely to run for president herself. Watch the full and exclusive interview on “Fareed Zakaria GPS” this Sunday at 10 a.m. and 1p.m. ET on CNN.
When you look at her poll numbers, can any other Democrat even get into the race? I mean, how would you raise money when you have… I don't think I've seen numbers like this, close to 70 percent Democrats say they would vote for her.
Well, I think partly that’s because she served well as secretary of state, and because people across the political spectrum finally got to see her the way those of us who know her see her.
And, you know, when I was president and she, like me, was subject to a long line of relentless criticism, and she did in the Senate. And she made a lot of friends in the Senate among Republicans as well as Democrats. People in New York liked her across the political spectrum. But it was the first time the country had ever gotten to see her as somebody who just – what you see is what you get. She shows up for work every day, gets stuff done, and is very strong about it.
But these polls don't mean much now. We're a long way ahead. I think she would be the first to tell you that there is no such thing as a done deal, ever, by anybody. But I don't know what she's going to do.