As we head into Obama’s final two years in office, growing speculation has surrounded the issue of who will be the candidates for the 2016 Presidential Election. Names have been brought up for both parties; Chris Christie and Jeb Bush as possible Republican nominees, Hilary Clinton and Joe Biden as possible Democratic nominees.
Among all the names being thrown around, not one has raised more obvious excitement than Hilary Clinton. Obama’s election in 2008 broke barriers. No longer were American presidents strictly White. The race barrier was broken and the hype was begun to break the gender barrier. This hype was further rushed when Hilary Clinton quit her job as Secretary of State in early 2013. She quit at a time when she was highly popular with the American public. She was quite arguably the most liked and most known American diplomat.
Immediately after she quit, super PAC’s begun to throw out the idea of her running for President in 2016, such as Ready for Hilary. which was specifically formed to encourage and support her running for Presidency.
It serves to mention that at this point, nothing is concrete. Hilary has not confirmed or denied the possibility of her running. It is all speculation and people urging her to run. Both Clinton and Jeb Bush have stated that they will announce if they will run this year.
In a recent poll by Fox, the American public was asked if they think that Clinton would make a good President. The results said that 50% said yes, she would while a 47% did not believe she would. The poll in this situation questioned about 1,000 registered voters, with a margin of error of three percentage points.
What do you believe? Hilary Clinton has occupied major positions in government. She has firsthand experience with the Presidency when she served as First Lady to Bill Clinton and she has occupied various other government positions, most notably Secretary of State for four years during the Obama administration. She has the experience. But is this enough?