Political Gurus Weigh In on How History Will Judge Hillary Clinton

VIDEO: Bob Woodward on Hillarys Path
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Hillary Clinton appears on "Good Morning America," June 10, 2014. (Photo Credit: ABC)

When Hillary Clinton took the job as secretary of state five years ago, one of her senior 2008 campaign advisers recommended that it could one day lead her to the White House, veteran journalist Bob Woodward says.

"One of her key aides, Mark Penn, told her, 'Look, if you do this, you will be positioned perfectly to run for president. This will give you four years or eight years of experience as secretary of state. And you couple that with the time in the Senate, the time as first lady - and it - the bottom line is a perfect résumé,'" Woodward told ABC News in a recent interview.

Now that Clinton, 66, is considering a presidential bid in 2016, Penn's prediction could turn out to be true.

The full interview with Hillary Clinton and ABC News' Diane Sawyer will air during a one-hour ABC News prime time special Monday, June 9, at 9 p.m. ET. ABC News' Robin Roberts will follow up the next day on "Good Morning America."

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Clinton sat for an exclusive interview with ABC News' Diane Sawyer, airing Monday night and timed to coincide with the release of her new memoir, "Hard Choices." ABC News asked four gurus of politics and political history - Woodward, ABC News' Cokie Roberts, ABC News' Matthew Dowd and presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin - what they make of Clinton, factors that weigh on her potential 2016 White House bid and how history will judge her.

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