Sen. Clinton Says It's Great Obama Is Weighing 2008 White House Run

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton said Monday that it was great her fellow Democrat, Sen. Barack Obama, is thinking about running for president.

Polls show Clinton is the front-runner among potential 2008 Democratic presidential contenders and she said Friday during a debate that she has also been thinking about running.

"I think it's great that anybody thinks about whatever they want to do in the future," she said when asked about Obama during a campaign stop at a senior citizens' center just north of Albany.

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"I'm focused on my campaign. I'm focused on reaching as many voters as possible, talking about the issues," she added. "And, that's what I'm going to be doing for the next few weeks."

Polls show Clinton far ahead of her Republican challenger in New York, former Yonkers Mayor John Spencer.

Clinton, during a debate Friday night against Spencer in Rochester, said she has been thinking about running for president but has made no decision about that. She said if that bothered New York voters, they should consider it when they go to vote next month.

Obama said during an appearance on NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday that he was thinking about running for president. The Illinois Democrat was largely unknown nationally when he delivered a widely acclaimed address at the 2004 Democratic National Convention.