Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is already ruling out a potential presidential run in 2016.
"I am a professor at Stanford. I am a happy professor at Stanford, that's where I'm staying," she told Fox News' Brian Kilmeade in an interview that aired Thursday. "I got the chance to be the secretary of state. I’m an international relations specialist, it doesn’t get better than that.”
Rice was careful not to come out in support of any one candidate — even when asked about her personal relationship with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush — but did say the field would be good for the GOP.
“I am very fond of Jeb Bush. He’s a friend, he was a terrific governor of Florida. I worked with him on some immigration and education issues,” she said."It's going to be a good field for the Republicans. I'm in a mode to listen and let people debate. Let's see who emerges and comes forward."
With an eye on the changing political landscape now that Republicans have taken control of the Senate, Rice said it would be a mistake for the President to pursue immigration reform by executive action.
"He's going to have to work with Republicans, not just to do the things the president wants to do but to do the things in a bipartisan fashion that need to be done for the American people," she said.