Barbara Bush hopes Hillary Clinton will run for president in 2016. To be clear, we don’t mean George W. Bush’s wife but rather his daughter.
The younger Bush has a streak of political independence despite her Republican heritage. Bush has already voiced her support for same-sex marriage.
She also commented in 2010 that she was “glad” President Obama could pass a healthcare reform bill through Congress, reports CBS News.
Despite numerous rumors, and the apparent support of a former Republican president’s daughter, Clinton has remained up in the air about whether or not she could run for president.
And while she said she hopes the former first lady will run, Barbara Bush isn’t sure she would vote for Clinton. That would apparently all depend on who she would be running against.
Bush spoke about Clinton during an interview with People, which is set to hit newsstands on August 26. The New York Daily News notes that Barbara Bush has also partnered with the Clinton Global Initiative as part of her job as the president of Global Health Corps, a public health non-profit.
Bush, a Yale grad, also partnered with current First Lady Michelle Obama for her Let’s Move! anti-childhood obesity initiative. While speaking about her alliances. She commented, “We want results. We work with people doing great work.” And for George W. Bush’s doctor, that means crossing party lines.
While Hillary Clinton did come up in the conversation, Barbara Bush’s interview with People was more focused on her work with Global Health Corps. The group was launched by her in 2008 and works to recruit young professionals to work on global health issues, such as infant mortality and HIV/AIDS.
Along with Hillary Clinton, other potential 2016 presidential candidates include Bush’s uncle, Jeb Bush, Elizabeth Warren, and Bobby Jindal. But it will be a long time before we know who will actually run for president next.
Are you surprised to learn that Barbara Bush would consider voting for Hillary Clinton for president?