Former President Bill Clinton told ABC News that unless something catastrophic happens, he predicts President Obama will win his re-election “handily.”
Former president Bill Clinton told ABC News that he largely agrees with this assessment, that President Obama will be re-elected.
“I think that he’s gonna win handily, and I have for a long time,” Clinton told ABC News in an exclusive interview. “I actually have since the 2010 elections. Which made me sad, but…what the right-wing says always sounds better when they’re sayin’ it than when they’re doin’ it. So I thought after the 2010 elections, they basically assured his reelection.” As for the unknowns, the former president said, “you could have a crisis in the Eurozone, and because American banks have big investments in European banks, that could hurt us. You could have a crisis in Iran blow up in a way that, you know, added $50 a barrel to oil prices. Even though we’re producing more oil than ever before, you see? And the world is clearly worried about that. ‘Cause you saw all those people talkin’ about takin’ down their oil reserves.”
“There’s always something that could happen,” he continued. “But even if that happens– most Americans believe the president’s done a good job on national security. I obviously think he’s got a great national security team….So I’d be very surprised if an intervening event derailed the path I think this election’s on.”