Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton during her campaign rallies answered several questions from the audience but one in particular on Tuesday struck her fancy: Would she nominate President Barack Obama to the Supreme Court? Hillary responded: ‘Wow, what a great idea!’ ‘Nobody has ever suggested that to me Wow,’ Clinton said. ‘I love that. Wow. He may have a few other things to do, but I’ll tell you, it’s a great idea.’
Clinton returns the favor?
Clinton’s comments on Tuesday come the same week President Obama, who has yet to endorse any candidate in the primary, praised his former secretary of state in an interview with Politico. Clinton said: “I would certainly take that under advisement,” she told the crowd of 450 people inside a ballroom about a potential Justice Obama. “I mean he’s brilliant, and he can set forth an argument, and he was a law professor, so he’s got all the credentials.” “Now we do have to get a Democratic Senate to get him confirmed so you’re going to have to help me on that, OK?” she added according to the ABC news.
Barack Obama fears being a Justice of the Supreme Court
In 2014, in an interview with the New Yorker, President Obama seemed unsure when asked whether he would consider a position on the Supreme Court. “I love the law, intellectually,” Obama said, “I love nutting out these problems, wrestling with these arguments. I love teaching. I miss the classroom and engaging with students. But I think being a Justice is a little bit too monastic for me. Particularly after having spent six years and what will be eight years in this bubble, I think I need to get outside a little bit more.”
Clinton throws jab at Trump
Hillary Clinton said ‘three sets of billionaires are running ads against me,’ ostensibly referring to GOP front-runner Donald Trump and the Republican-aligned Koch Brothers. Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, also a billionaire, is flirting with the idea of a presidential run but has not yet aired any ads.