This week both Hillary Clinton and president Marco Rubio joined the 2016 race for presidential election.
Rubio is seen as a major contender for the 2016 Republican nomination due to strong polling in Florida and with minority populations.
Clinton has been an obvious Democratic choice; she has been primed to run since her previous nomination failure. Clinton has a strong chance of winning the 2016 election and is almost unchallenged for the Democratic nomination. News outlets are giving Clinton an enormous amount of press and right now she’s taking a van to Iowa for some of her first publicity events. Since going public Clinton has received by far the most attention, and many are excited about what Clinton could do for women’s rights and what she can do to carry on Barack Obama’s legacy.
Clinton faces several road blocks though.
Primarily, she faces the fact that she’s been ensnared in a scandal involving her email servers while she was secretary of state. Not to mention she will be under fire for her involvement (or lack of testimony) surrounding the events in Benghazi. Clinton faces a lot of sincere criticism and has to deal with her husband’s legacy, similarly to how Jeb Bush will have to deal with his brother’s legacy.
I see a strong push for Jeb Bush and I like the fact that as the establishment candidate (hopefully), we will hear about his official running status soon to see who will face off against the Clinton dynasty in 2016.
I am already a little wary of considering a 2016 ballot that reads Bush vs. Clinton, but I am even more wary of a first term Senator like Marco Rubio becoming president. I believe Rubio would be a fine electoral asset for Bush as a vice president, but I don’t see him as an appropriate contender for president. If Bush and Rubio remain civil through the primaries, I think they would make a great team to try to fight the Clinton machine in 2016, but it’s going to be a hard fight no matter who wins the Republican nomination.
What is certain is that from this point forward, we’ll be hearing a lot from Hillary Clinton from here until election day -— and quite possibly for at least four years after that as the first female president of the United States.