“I’d be very interested. It is a swing state. I’m not asking for the call. I’m not looking for the call. As I’ve said many times, I’ve got the best job in America,” he told POLITICO. “But I think anybody who is in public life, if a presidential nominee called him and said ‘I need your help to win,’ it would be a tremendous honor…We’ll see. It’s going to be seven, eight, nine months before any of these decisions are made.”
McDonnell, who was elected in 2009, also left the door open to a 2016 run for president.
“I’ll be looking for a job in January 2014, but that’s an eternity in politics,” he said, smiling, an acknowledgment of the fact that Virginia governors can only serve one term . “I’ve got to do in four years what most governors get eight years to do if they’re doing a good job. So we’re just laser-focused on (getting) lots of results. By that time, my kids will all be out of college and my life will be a little bit different in 2016. So I don’t know. It’s so far down the road I’m not focused on it.”