George W. Bush’s Daughter: Hillary Clinton “Unbelievably Accomplished,” Should Run for President

barbara-bushHillary Clinton has yet to make any formal announcement on her plans for a possible 2016 presidential run, but she has massive support from millions of Americans who would like to see it happen.

Well, you can count Barbara Bush, George W. Bush’s daughter, among them.

In an interview with People Magazine that should be out soon, Barbara Bush called Hillary Clinton “unbelievably accomplished” and said she would like to see her enter the 2016 presidential race.

First Ron Reagan, son of former President Ronald Reagan, voting for both John Kerry and President Obama—now this?

Now she didn’t say whether or not she would actually vote for Clinton, deferring a bit by saying she didn’t know who she might be running against so she couldn’t say if she would get her vote.  But her comments probably shouldn’t come as a huge shock, considering she’s the same Bush daughter who said she was “glad” that the Affordable Care Act was passed.

Not only was she glad that the bill passed, but she sounded very liberal when speaking about health care as a right:

“Why do, basically, people with money have good health care, and why do people that live on lower salaries not have good health care?  Health should be a right for everyone.”

Heck, that sounds like a borderline endorsement for universal health care.  A former President’s daughter supporting socialized health care?

She’s also the same Bush daughter who, back in 2011, endorsed marriage equality.

And while her comments aren’t likely to have any sort of impact on the actual presidential race, or Clinton’s decision to run, it’s at least nice to see someone with Bush as a last name who seems to have a decent head on their shoulders.

It also might be a sign of things to come.

Because while many Republicans are sure to spend the next few years doing everything they can to trash Hillary Clinton, the facts are that she’s extremely popular with Democrats and even appeals to some moderate Republicans.

And if Clinton does decide to run, which will undoubtedly draw Democrats out in huge numbers to the voting booths, while also having quite a few moderate Republicans “stepping across party lines” to support her for President—in 2016, she will easily become President Hillary Clinton.

Which is a fact I’m positive many of these 2016 Republican hopefuls are well aware of–it’s just something they can’t do anything about.

And personally, I absolutely can’t wait for it.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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  • Jess Manuel

    …and maybe Elizabeth Warren as her running mate?

    • AYS31911

      ….sigh…a gal can dream 🙂

      • Lollie Dot Com

        We can do a lot more than dream. We can decide. We can work. We can vote, we can talk to our friends, neighbors and co-workers, we can sign up new voters, find out who needs rides to the poles and take them. I fully expect the ground in America to tremble with the feet hitting the ground to go vote on voting day…. we’ve got to slap those damned republicans out of our vajayjays in the voting booths or the sonsabitches will never quit raping our rights. So we will.

      • Kajal Deepak

        Love your comment!

      • D’Epistemologist

        So can a guy! I’ve been giving Liz $10 a month for about a year now and I urge everyone to do the same. A small price to pay for good government!

    • Kenneth Kalligher

      That is a dream ticket. Could it happen?

    • BlueDem1

      Let’s not get carried away. Besides, Warren is doing a great job as a senator!

      • ICBM904

        Exactly. Wall Street would love to get her out of the Senate and have her as an impotent, invisible veep.

      • Jess Manuel

        Well, I guess you’re right. The job of a Vice President is kinda lame.

      • Recoloniser

        How old will Ms. warren be in 2024?

      • Lollie Dot Com

        The position of veep is most important in case of the death of the President. IF something happened to Clinton, who do you want in the oval office? I’m hard put to imagine anyone I’d feel better about in that spot after Hillary than Elisabeth at that point.

    • LBMHOU

      I would actually like to see Elizabeth Warren as President with Hillary as the VP.

  • Patrick

    Hillary Clinton would be (is) just be another corporate tool
    She would be a disaster. Vote Green!

    • Chico Gonzalez

      You shouldn’t even broach the subject “tool.”

    • Willowflower

      Voting for a candidate that will have 0 chance of winning is pointless.

      • missbnana


    • BlueDem1

      Oh yes, let’s vote Green, just like we did in 2000 which tipped the election to Bush-Cheney?

      Not happening.

      • missbnana


      • BlueDem1

        Better a sheep than a jackass. After Nader received 97,000+ votes in Florida back in 2000 which caused Bush to win the state and the presidency, you’re ready to go down that path again? No thanks.

  • BlueDem1

    It’s comforting to see that young Barbara Bush has grown up.

    • missbnana


  • missbnana

    Well then you’re an idiot, author boy with the political science degree. It’s time to dump these two parties and New world Order ivy-leaguers including your idols, Hillary and Barbara. Unless you like war in Iran? STFU, pawn.

    • Kieth Brackett

      I warned you that snorting dishwasher detergent would cause negative side effects and destroy your capacity for rational thought.

    • Mike Williams

      ” unless you like war with Iran” How do you figure that, Clinton
      -warren will result in conflict with Iran?
      Could it be that war with Iran is inevitable? It will not matter who is in office. I predict war in Iran / Iraq again soon. We will not start it and we will not involve ourselves until asked by the UN.

    • Mike Williams

      what’s wrong war in Iran? I hear it’s quite pleasant there if you ignore the people raping 5 year olds and then killing them because their not virgins…wait sorry wrong topic.

      Why would you equate a Hillary vote with war with Iran?

  • Wally Kelly

    Ms. Bush is a great lady, from an awesome family. Surely, she has the right to do as she pleases. I am NOT a Hillary fan…but she IS very smart and capable.

    • moe22

      your blind never voice your opinion again. the bush family is responsible for so much crime you are just oblivious… god told them to do all of it though so it none of it considered a sin.

  • ICBM904

    She obviously takes after Laura’s side of the family — intelligence sans arrogance.

  • Daddycool67

    President Bush’s daughter is a progressive obviously.
    A natural reaction to growing up in Texas surrounded by regressives!


    To the tea party: See how I called President Bush … “President” ?

    This is despite the fact that I never voted for him, didn’t like most of his policies, and he disappointed me terribly after 9/11 when he let the opportunity to unify the entire country slip through his fingers. And then there’s the financial disaster the he gifted us all with just before leaving office.

    Despite all of the above, he’s still “President Bush”.
    That’s how REAL Americans refer to their country’s leaders and former leaders. I just wish you tea party folk would learn how to be Americans!

    (Unless of course you’d rather be confederates. And if that’s the case, you need to get out of America’s politics! Go start a new confederate government!)

    • Lollie Dot Com

      I wish I could like your comment a hundred times. 🙂

  • Roland Olson

    Ms Warren would be my choice….over Hillary
    …too many dead bodies on Clinton’s watch….all the way back to Arkansas

    • Daddycool67

      Dead bodies?
      Well then she’s perfect!

      This is America remember.
      America and dead bodies go hand in hand.

  • Trippin McZoink

    Why should we find the admiration of a Bush for a hedge fund manager unusual? Better a Wall Street maven than being on the WalMart board, I guess.

  • Mike Williams

    At this point the Dems could run a pet rock against the GOP and still win in 2016.

    • DL


    • Jack_M_eoph

      You mean like Kerry or Gore?

      Rather than blame Nader for their losses, people ought to understand what a pathetic pair they were. Would you rather listen to either of them drone on or listen to someone running their nails down a blackboard?

      Gore may have become some advocates for global warming but his myopic approach has allowed it to get into the frigging debate, with piss spraying back & forth as the weather changes from sunny to rainy, when the real question is what kind of a total footprint has & is man having on the entire planet. People can see the scars & pollution on face of the globe a hell of alot better than the ozone & the depth of the seas. His approach has given him a career & solved nothing in 12 years. Kerry is a bigger zero. Obama is a beautiful speaker but has only a f**ked up health care law that may not get off the ground & if it does will primarily benefit insurers rather than most of the population. The fact that there is a poverty gap tells you how important the poor is to that weenie.

      This is a chance to put a real progressive thinking person in place & support them with a smart job of selling the wisdom of smart government rather than getting in the pissing match of more versus less government, more revenue versus less spending.
      The American people are sick of the status quo, not just for the last 6 weeks, 6 months or 6 years but for the last 6 decades. They need to believe good government can happen. If they do, they’ll know we can afford it. They already know we can’t afford what we’ve had!

      Elizabeth Warren is someone who can lead this country. She’s smarter than anyone who’s ever run before. She knows more about the banking industry than the bankers themselves. They are scared to death of her!

      Bernie Sanders would make a great running mate. He recognises & understands the true value of good government and that it is the only hope!

      • Mike Williams

        That’s nice, but I said a pet rock, not house plants…

        I could see warren in either Prz or VP. Would prefer Prez if she felt up to the challenge.

  • DL

    The GOP is totally screwed if Hillary runs. Actually they are totally screwed no matter who runs. Fine by me!

  • jody v

    i hope she keeps ole’ joe in there. or could a vice president be eligible. joe tells it like it is and is a very smart man. luv him!