The US is all set to see the presidential elections in 2016 but will the Democratic Party be able to retain power or will it shift to the Rupublicans.
But what would be the winning prospect of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who is being considered as a potential runner. Clinton has still not revealed her plans for the 2016 presidential elections but she will definitely clear the air in early next year.
Meanwhile, Clinton’s longtime adviser Harold Ickes believes that her presidential campaign could take a hit from a combined Jeb Bush-Rob Portman ticket.
Ickes revealed his assessment while talking to the reporters during a meeting of Ready for Hillary’s national finance committee on Friday in Midtown Manhattan.
According to Ickes, the combination of the former Florida governor and the senator of Ohio would be very formidable for Clinton’s presidential run.
“I would think that a Jeb Bush and a Rob Portman would be a strong ticket for them. Can a Democrat win the White House without both of Ohio and Florida? The answer is yes, but it then has to be a perfect storm,” Ickes said.
Ickes also expressed concerns over Bush’s appeal among Hispanic voters.
“I’m told he speaks Spanish at home but I have heard Bush actually thinks in Spanish,” Ickes further added.
‘Ready For Hillary’ is a group formed in support of Clinton for the presidential run. The group said that it has raised USD 11 million for the cause. It has three million Clinton supporters, plans to unwind if and when she finally declares whether she is contesting.
But for now, the Ready for Hillary supporters are fighting the idea that Clinton’s ascendancy to the 2016 presidential election is highly inevitable.