Will a Bush or Clinton be back in White House by 2016?
People of the United States will be electing their 45th President next year. The Presidential election is likely to take place in winters of 2016 (tentatively 8th November 2016). President Obama is barred by constitutional term limits from seeking re-election in 2016.
Mrs Clinton has already announced her candidature. John Podesta her campaign manager in an email of 12th April, 2015 informed her donors about her candidacy which was followed by an official campaign video entitled ‘Getting Started’. Bernie Sanders her fellow democratic senator from Vermont has also announced his candidacy. Vice President, Joe Biden is likely to be another Presidential candidate from Mrs. Clinton’s Democratic Party. Mr. Biden is very hardworking and considered to be everyman’s Vice-President. He is one of the strongest contender in the Democrats however he doesn’t seem to have high hopes as he previously expressed that , ‘I can die a happy man never having been president of the United States of America, but it doesn’t mean I won’t run’. There are a number of other democrats who will possibly announce their candidature including Martin O’Malley, Jim Webb, Lincoln Chafee, Andrew Cuomo, Amy Klobuchar, Kirsten Gillibrand, Brian Schweitzer, Mark Warner, Dennis Kucinich, and Elizabeth Warren. It is highly likely that Mrs. Clinton will be ‘the’ Presidential candidate from Democrats.
From the Republicans there are already 6 announced candidacies including Carly Fiorina, Mike Huckabee, Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Marco Rubio. Although Jeb Bush has yet to announce his candidature but he is obviously a Presumed Republican presidential candidate.
Hillary is said to dream for this moment since years. Mrs Clinton has served Americans as first lady during the two presidential terms of her husband. She is the only first former first lady to serve in the U.S. Senate and in a president’s cabinet as secretary of state. She opines that ‘it is vital that women take chances’.
Speaking at a convention in Miami Mrs Clinton has also invoked the idea of legacy. She said “I believe together we can open the doors to full participation and shared prosperity, we can reach parity and equality and opportunity for all. That is the kind of country I want my granddaughter to grow up in.”
Jeb Bush, who remained the governor of Florida from 1999 to 2007 has also seen both his dad and his brother in White House. Although his mother Barbara Bush has been cited saying that America doesn’t need another Bush in the White House, but his brother George W. Bush notes that his brother Jeb would make a fine president. Jeb appears to support some of the same positions as his brother, even though he knows they’re unpopular. He is considered to be a moderate Republican with a lot of political experience and popularity. He could be the strongest contender amongst the Republican Candidates.
The upcoming few months will be very crucial for the Presidential candidates to muster strong supporters and arrange millions of dollars fund raising for their Presidential Campaigns. The Presidential election is considered to be very interesting one due to numerous conjectures about another Bush or Clinton to be the next President – of course meaning Jeb Bush contesting against Hillary Clinton. The question remains whether 312 million Americans are left with only Bushes and Clintons to lead the American Nation?