Hillary Clinton 2016: Warren Buffett Believes She Will Win Presidency
While Hillary Clinton has yet to announce if she will run for president in 2016, billionaire Warren Buffett is predicting that she will win.
According to a report from Fortune, Buffett made the statement at the Most Powerful Women Summit. He noted that Hillary Clinton will announce her candidacy “as late as possible.”
“Hillary’s going to run,” he said. “Hillary’s going to win. I will bet money on it.”
However, he wasn’t certain who would be Clinton’s Republican opponent.
“Her opponent is going to be whoever wins the Republican primary, and there’s going to be a lot of people who want to do it,” he said.
Buffett did mention that Mitt Romney could compete against Hillary Clinton for the 2016 presidency. However, Romney recently told Bloomberg News that he has no intentions on running.
“I’m not running; I’m not planning on running; and I got nothing new on that story,” Romney said.
This is not the first time that Buffett has said Hillary Clinton will be the next president of the United States. Back in 2013, Buffet welcomed Mrs. Clinton to Twitter and mentioned it at the time.
Hello @Hillaryclinton! Happy to welcome one of my favorite women in the world to twitter. #45
— Warren Buffett (@WarrenBuffett) June 10, 2013
In a related report from The Inquisitr, Hillary Clinton announced that she will decide on making a bid for the presidency in 2015.
“I am going to be making a decision… probably after the first of the year about whether I’m going to run again or not,” Clinton told a crowd in Mexico City.
According to a recent McClatchy/Marist poll, Hillary Clinton is shown to be the favorite in becoming the next president. One hypothetical scenario had her facing off against New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. Fifty-one percent said they would vote for Clinton, while 42 would vote for Christie.
In the same poll, Clinton was put up against former Florida Governor Jeb Bush. Fifty-three percent said they would vote for Clinton, and 42 percent would vote for Bush.
The poll also shows Hillary Clinton to be the strong favorite in the Democratic Party, if she decides to run. Sixty-four percent said they would vote for Clinton if she were the nominee, while Vice President Joe Biden came in a distant second with 15 percent.
The one category in which Clinton’s favorability was lower than others was the 18-29 demographic for Democrats. Even though she was considered the favorite, 52 percent said they would vote for her, while 21 percent would vote for Biden.
[Image credited to Leigh Vogel/Getty Images via Time]