In an interview with People Magazine that should be out soon, Barbara Bush called Hillary Clinton “unbelievably accomplished” and said she would like to see her enter the 2016 presidential race.
First Ron Reagan, son of former President Ronald Reagan, voting for both John Kerry and President Obama—now this?
Now she didn’t say whether or not she would actually vote for Clinton, deferring a bit by saying she didn’t know who she might be running against so she couldn’t say if she would get her vote. But her comments probably shouldn’t come as a huge shock, considering she’s the same Bush daughter who said she was “glad” that the Affordable Care Act was passed.
Not only was she glad that the bill passed, but she sounded very liberal when speaking about health care as a right:
“Why do, basically, people with money have good health care, and why do people that live on lower salaries not have good health care? Health should be a right for everyone.”
Heck, that sounds like a borderline endorsement for universal health care. A former President’s daughter supporting socialized health care?
She’s also the same Bush daughter who, back in 2011, endorsed marriage equality.
And while her comments aren’t likely to have any sort of impact on the actual presidential race, or Clinton’s decision to run, it’s at least nice to see someone with Bush as a last name who seems to have a decent head on their shoulders.
It also might be a sign of things to come.
Because while many Republicans are sure to spend the next few years doing everything they can to trash Hillary Clinton, the facts are that she’s extremely popular with Democrats and even appeals to some moderate Republicans.
And if Clinton does decide to run, which will undoubtedly draw Democrats out in huge numbers to the voting booths, while also having quite a few moderate Republicans “stepping across party lines” to support her for President—in 2016, she will easily become President Hillary Clinton.
Which is a fact I’m positive many of these 2016 Republican hopefuls are well aware of–it’s just something they can’t do anything about.
And personally, I absolutely can’t wait for it.