Bush daughter wants Clinton to run
August 15th, 2013
11:56 AM ET
7 years ago

Bush daughter wants Clinton to run

(CNN) – Barbara Bush, daughter of former President George W. Bush, wants Hillary Clinton to run for president.

The 31 year-old CEO of the nonprofit Global Health Corps said she wants to see a Clinton run in 2016 in the upcoming Aug. 26 issue of People Magazine. During an interview that focused primarily on her volunteer work, Barbara Bush called Clinton "unbelievably accomplished."

But a Clinton vote by the Bush twin, herself unaffiliated politically, is not guaranteed. "I don't know who she'd be running against," said the daughter of the Republican president.

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  1. Pete

    Bushs daughters sentiment must of went over like a lead balloon with dad didn't it...I wonder what she thinks of Liz Cheney running in Wyoming,I bet not as excited and for a good reason!!

    August 15, 2013 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  2. Sniffit

    ""And the only ones that come on one side no matter what are the likes of rs, P.D. Sniffit, Wake Up and Malory (there's many more on that list). You are aware that no matter what the issue is that all of you support the president every single time. Every. Single. Time.""

    Sorry, but there's a vast difference between spending my time arguing against and debunking RWNJ demagoguery and their substanceless, nonsensical talking points, policies and political shenanigans versus affirmatively supporting Obama in everything 100%. That RWNJ Teatrolls don't understand that difference is abundantly clear when they fly off the handle and ostracize their own fellow party members and conservatives as "RINOs" and traitors whenever one of them refuses to go along with said shenanigans...like threatening to shut down the gov't if they're not given their Obamacare defunding pony...or, gasp, dares to say something positive about the POTUS. They treat both things equally all the time, so it's no wonder you can't tell the difference between me shooting you down versus me fully supporting Obama in everything. Cry more.

    August 15, 2013 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  3. America Suckered Again

    The Democrats can do much better than Hillary Clinton. She brings absolutely nothing to the table.
    As a Republican of course I would like to see a proven Democratic loser nominated, but she bores me.

    August 15, 2013 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  4. The Real Tom Paine

    -Fair is Fair

    "And the only ones that come on one side no matter what are the likes of rs, P.D. Sniffit, Wake Up and Malory (there's many more on that list). You are aware that no matter what the issue is that all of you support the president every single time. Every. Single. Time."
    You don't bite the hand that feeds you....
    I do, and its fun once in a while. Too bad Just sayin, Ricky McDaniel and a few others are never called on the carpet for their predictable behavior.

    August 15, 2013 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  5. The Real Tom Paine

    -Malory Archer

    Rick McDaniel

    People have no concept of what will happen if any mind altering drug, is legalized. No concept whatsoever.


    Wait a minute – are you saying that all those prescription antidepressants and antipsychotics advertised on TV are ILLEGAL???!!! Of for that matter – thyroid medication???!!! Really???!!! Time to call the cops on pretty much EVERY DOCTOR who writes prescriptions!
    Ricky thinks doctors are part of the vast consipracy designed to prevent the South from rising again. These views are result of mind-altering drugs that turned him from being happy and liberal to embittered and conservative: amazing what a cup of Starbucks will do to some people.

    August 15, 2013 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  6. Nick

    At this point, what difference does it make?

    August 15, 2013 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  7. Jay G

    Hilary would be a disaster for this nation. Another step in the wrong direction in terms of widening the division between our two ideologies.

    We need a moderate in the White House. Preferably a libertarian to turn back the tide of rising U.S. Government unchecked power.

    August 15, 2013 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  8. Rebecca

    maybe just maybe they raised their daughters to think for themselves and speak for themselves and are proud of their daughter wether she agrees with them 100% of the time or not.

    August 15, 2013 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  9. scooter

    Once the President is out of office, no matter who he (or she) is, gets to finally let go of the need to adhere to the party line. There is nothing surprising about Barbara Bush's comment. Party politics only matter to people that need the party. Once you are on your own who cares about the RNC or DNC.

    August 15, 2013 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  10. Steveo

    In reading this I noticed something important. Barbara Bush, Jr said RUN. She said nothing about WIN! She did not even say she would vote for Clintion.

    August 15, 2013 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  11. California Gary

    Looks like this young lady can actually think for herself........quite an accomplishment considering the political environment she grew up in.

    August 15, 2013 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  12. Lionel

    Barbara Bush is an intelligent woman and is doing good work. She knows a good candidate when she sees one.

    Hillary Clinton 2016

    August 15, 2013 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  13. teaparty days are numbered

    well she's at least got half a brain, sure didn't get it from dads side.

    August 15, 2013 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  14. Robert Warner (www.noforcedaa.weebly.com)

    I like her answer ""I don't know who she'd be running against," . Very honest.

    August 15, 2013 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  15. Lenny Pincus

    Maybe even Dubya finds this new crop of Republican dingbats too distasteful to support.

    August 15, 2013 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  16. longtooth

    Can any republican honestly come up with viable candidate against Hillary? The Right is running scared, with no strategy other than saying no to anything the democrats propose. We're looking at 16 straight years of Obama-Clinton!

    August 15, 2013 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |

    Can't wait to see the GOBP stuff Jeb Bush down the tea potty's throats Mitt the twit style.

    August 15, 2013 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  18. Wake up People!

    I could care less what Fair says. If you want to say I agree with President Obama 100% I can't stop you. But I will tell you, her and everyone else, after the way the GOP has acted since 2008, I wouldn't vote for one of them if my live depended on it.

    And anyone that doesn't like it....pucker up.

    August 15, 2013 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |

    The Guns over People Shutdown Government tea potty are terrified of Hillary three years before the election. Priceless.

    August 15, 2013 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  20. Monomachos

    After all the Bush bashing that has gone on for the past 13 years, a Bush supporting Clinton can't be a good thing.

    August 15, 2013 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  21. Robert Camacho READY FOR HILLARY 2016

    Hillary Rodham Clinton is the best qualified person to be President.

    Why Some People Are Democrats? because representative government should be representative
    #Women #VRA #ObamaCare #Immigration

    There is no Republican that is qualified to lead America moving FORWARD.


    August 15, 2013 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  22. karl from az

    This one (his daughter) IS Bush's fault!

    August 15, 2013 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  23. Shelia

    What difference does it make they are all the same. Just be the same Bush, Obama policies for yet another 4 years that would be 20 years of the same thing sounds great!! not...

    August 15, 2013 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  24. Michigan patriot

    Accomplished? Really ? Hillary Clinton would be a major disaster for this country.

    August 15, 2013 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  25. patNY

    Yall do know that after 8 years of Hillary, one of the younger Bush's will be running and probably win, so we have this to look forward to:
    HW Bush
    B. Clinton
    GW Bush
    Obama/H Clinton
    H Clinton
    Bush III
    Chelsea Clinton

    August 15, 2013 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
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