Hillary-Michelle in 2016? All-First Lady Ticket Generates Buzz
There have been presumptions that former First Lady, Senator and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will make another White House run come 2016.
She leads a recent 2016 presidential poll (yes, there was one), and given her resume and name recognition at this point, that’s not a real surprise.
But this is: Another, even more intriguing idea floating around the web this week is that current FLOTUS Michelle Obama could be her running mate.
“All due respect for President Obama and Vice President Biden, yet that would truly be a dream team,” former Clinton spokeswoman Karen Finney said.
“Both women are proven leaders who’ve raised children, so dealing with Congress would be a snap!” she added, having apparently never seen Congress.
Democratic strategist Chris Lehane moreover said that “this reflects the growing awareness that it is time for the glass ceiling of the last old boys club to be firmly shattered.”
“I look forward to the day when a woman can run for the presidency without so much parody and fanfare,” ex-Al Gore campaign manager Donna Brazile said.
A recent poll from Qunnipiac University found that in a hypothetical presidential race, Hillary Clinton would likely trump any Democratic challengers.
“Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would start a 2016 presidential campaign with enormous advantages,” said Qunnipiac’s Peter A. Brown.
“She obviously is by far the best known and her more than 20 years in the public spotlight allows her to create a very favorable impression on the American people.”
As for Michelle Obama joining the ticket? We’d put the chances of that at just above microscopic, yet a future run for office could be more likely.
Clinton ran for U.S. Senate in the last year of husband Bill’s presidency, serving from 2001-2009 before joining the Obama administration as its top diplomat.
Most likely, if she’s interested in politics at all beyond 2016, Michelle would follow that blueprint. Until then, let the speculation continue to run rampant.