The battle for the White House in 2016 looks like being a repeat of 1992
Hillary Clinton is today expected to confirm she is running for the Democratic nomination to be the president of the US, effectively firing the starting gun on the 2016 election campaign.
The former Secretary of State and First Lady has long been the runaway favourite to be the party’s candidate for the election next November.
It is expected she will make the announcement via a video message on Twitter before heading off to a first campaign event in Iowa.
I’ve been long of the opinion, that were she to run in 2016, she would win the nomination for her party.
But many people said that back in 2008 and we all know how that turned out. I expect she’ll win the nomination, as there is no Barack Obama de nos jours.
Back in February 2014, I wrote the reasons why I was expecting the Democratic Party to win against the Republicans, nothing much has changed my mind, except Jeb Bush is now the favourite to the Republican candidate.
There’s two family names that have a tendency to polarise opinions in America, one of them is Clinton, the other is Bush, mostly because of Jeb’s brother, George W Bush, the 43rd President.
Fans of electoral trivia maybe interested to know that the last time the Republican Party won a Presidential Election without a Bush or a Nixon on the ticket was 1928.Â But as this little cartoon explains, Presidential election precedents do get broken, regularly.
All the odds on the US Presidential election are available here.
UPDATE – She’s confirmed she is running – see the YouTube video below