Hillary Clinton: ‘I wanna be your champion’
Two possible rival Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primary in 2016 claimed Sunday that will decide soon if they compete for the US presidency, while the Republican candidates sharpened darts against former Secretary of State during a conservative meeting.
The former governor of Maryland Martin O’Malley said he would decide by the end of May if it hopes for the Democratic nomination for President in 2016; while the former Senator Jim Webb said he is “seriously considering” the possibility of competing in that party’s primary.
Both wanted to make clear their credentials to wrest the Democratic nomination to Clinton, who last week announced her presidential campaign and for now has no rivals within her party.
O’Malley said that “extreme poverty would if there was more than one person who wants to compete for the Democratic nomination for President” during an interview with CBS News.
“I have 15 years of executive experience as mayor of a large city (Baltimore) and as governor. And I think I have ideas that will help our country move towards a time when our economy really works for us all again instead of wages dwindle, “he said.
Asked if it might be better president than Clinton, O’Malley merely stated that it would take the White House his “experience” of “seven years as mayor of Baltimore” eight as governor of Maryland, a position he left earlier this year.
The former governor, 52, belongs to the more progressive wing of the Democrats, which is not too convinced by Clinton’s candidacy, more attached to the political party apparatus.
Moreover, Webb, who has already formed an exploratory committee for a possible bid for the presidency, told CNN he was “seriously considering” if present. “I think we have much fatigue of people who have already been in power in this country, and people are looking for fresh approaches to resolving the problems,” said Virginia senator who was between 2007 and 2013.
Webb admitted he will never have a “financial machine that can raise 2,500 million dollars” for his campaign, an apparent reference to Clinton, but has “experience in government affairs and strong convictions about where to go nationwide “.
On the Republican field more announcements are also expected soon: Republican Senator Lindsey Graham today told Fox News he was “91% sure” that will enter the race for the White House, while the former governor of Arkansas Mike Huckabee said Friday it will announce its decision on May 5.
Among Republicans Interested surplus to reach the White House in 2016, as demonstrated by the 19 applicants this weekend were cited for giving speeches to party activists in the key state of New Hampshire.
Most focused their attacks on Clinton, but many mixed with criticism of the current president, Barack Obama, like Graham, who said that choosing the former Secretary of State would like to give him a “third term” Democrat president.
Clinton will arrive Monday in New Hampshire to continue her campaign after spending last week in another key state, Iowa.