Carville: "There's Not Much Appetite In Democratic Party For Somebody Other Than Hillary Clinton"

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On Sunday's edition of This Week, Democratic strategist James Carville said there's not much appetite for someone other than Hillary Clinton in the Democratic party and Democrats across the nation.

"When Secretary Clinton runs," Carville definitively said, "she's going to run on her own agenda and think there's going to be a lot."

"There's not much appetite in the Democratic party and around the country for somebody other than Hillary Clinton. This is something that they make up," Carville said to host George Stephanopoulos.

"The Republicans will need all the help they want to win a presidential race. I'm not worried. Everything helps Republicans if you listen to them. Obama helps Republicans. Hillary is going to help Republicans. I mean, the sun coming up helps Republicans. Why don't they win some elections?" Carville added.

JAMES CARVILLE: All evidence is from '94 to '96, from 2010 to 2012. All evidence is that it doesn't matter. It's a different kind of an event. Now, I think that when Secretary Clinton runs, she's going to run on her own agenda and think there's going to be a lot. I think she's going to take this thing very seriously, is going to run very hard and I think --

GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS, THIS WEEK: where does she break for President Obama? where does she break from President Obama?

CARVILLE: I think she'll say he's done remarkable things as president but the one thing we haven't done -- the great unfinished work for this nation is how do we build a middle class and that was the one thing that I want to do. That is the great that the United States is faced with is we have lost our essence because we're becoming too separated by income and everything else. I think that's her message and she can be as critical as she wants about that...

I think that beltway liberals -- and I believe this, and I really respect you and I like your magazine (The Nation), there's not much appetite in the Democratic party and around the country for somebody other than Hillary Clinton. This is something that they make up --

MATTHEW DOWD, ABC NEWS: It's true and it's going to help Republicans in the general election.

CARVILLE: Again, I go out there --

DR. BEN CARSON: I agree with you.

CARVILLE: And you go watch it. The Republicans will need all the help they want to win a presidential race. I'm not worried. Everything helps Republicans if you listen to them. Obama helps Republicans. Hillary is going to help Republicans. I mean, the sun coming up helps Republicans. Why don't they win some elections?

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