If Mitt Romney were to run in the 2016 presidential election as some Republicans hope, then it’s possible that “dead broke” Hillary Clinton would be his primary Democratic opponent. But, despite all the political posturing and name calling, will either of them run in the first place?
In a related report by The Inquisitr, many Americans say they would prefer a gay president or someone like Bill Clinton instead of an atheist president. Despite this longing for the 1990s, Mitt Romney has claimed Bill “embarrassed the nation”. In Hillary’s case, he would only say that she would have “her own record, her own vision for where she would take the country. And I think that’s something which will be debated extensively during the 2016 campaign.”
If Hillary does run, then her role in the Benghazi scandal as Secretary of State will probably be an anchor to the 2016 campaign. Hillary Clinton’s approval rating took a hit over the scandal and 48 percent of voters blamed her for the deaths in Benghazi, which the Senate confirmed were preventable. Even fellow Democrats are likely to bring up the subject during the Democratic primaries.
Romney’s attack on Clinton’s record came up on Fox News, though the primary topic was President Obama’s handling of Iraq:
“His foreign policy is what has led to these crises all over the world and trying to recapture the lead, and keeping these kinds of things from happening is going to be a real challenge. And gosh, I hope the president is able to do that in his last two years. I don’t know how we can go on with a country not having the kind of leadership that it needs. … This is the result of the president’s missteps over the past several years.”
Mitt Romney then set his sights on Clinton’s foreign policy, especially her record in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, China, and Nigeria. He also highlighted recent examples:
“I mean, there’s almost not a place in the world that’s better off because of her leadership in the State Department. I think the most disturbing thing I saw from Hillary Clinton was when she was asked whether released the five commanders from Guantánamo back to the Taliban was a threat to the United States and she said ‘no, it’s not a threat to the U.S., it’s a threat to Afghanistan and to Pakistan.’ That may be one of the most clueless responses I’ve heard in a long time.”
Considering how the former GOP presidential candidate just attacked the biggest Democratic contender, you would think that Mitt Romney’s 2016 presidential campaign announcement would be right around the corner. Instead, the opposite occurred, with Romney seemingly backing an unnamed Republican:
“I’m not running. I can tell you I think our best prospects of taking back the White House will be with one of these people that’s on the field getting heard now.”
As it turns out, the idea of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 run was nixed by the lady herself shortly after ending her role as Secretary of State:
“I’m not even posing those questions. I am really looking forward to stepping off the fast track that I’ve been on. I’ve been out of politics as Secretary of State. I don’t see myself getting back into politics.”
Of course, it’s possible that both Mitt Romney and Hillary Clinton are both considering a 2016 presidential election attempt but are denying it officially until they feel the time is right, if at all. Would you vote for either one of these contenders for the White House?