Obama Says Hillary Clinton Would Be An 'Excellent President'

Money quote from the article-
Obama: "She was an outstanding Secretary of State"

Yeah, good one.

Panama City (AFP) - Hillary Clinton would make a fine US president, Barack Obama told reporters Saturday, on the eve of the expected launch of her candidacy for the Democratic Party's nod in 2016.

Obama beat Clinton -- who is vying to become the first woman president of the United States -- for their party's nomination in 2008 after a grueling campaign. He then won re-election four years later.

"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. She is my friend," Obama said at a regional summit in Panama.

"I think she would be an excellent president."

Several US media reports, citing sources in Clinton's campaign team, said the 67-year-old was likely to announce her candidacy for the Democratic nomination on Sunday.