Will Jerry Brown Be Another Democrat Running Against Hillary Clinton ?
First Octogenarian President almost as likely as first Female President — Brown would be 78 years old upon his inauguration as the nation’s 45th president in 2017, if he were he to win the nomination and the election next year
Is this good news or bad news for Hillary ? — Depends who you ask....
California Governor Jerry Brown will be the featured guest on NBC News’ Meet the Press with host Chuck Todd this week. Todd has been one of the most prominent Beltway journalists to tout Brown’s potential as a “dark horse” candidate in 2016. Last July, Todd predicted on MSNBC’s Morning Joe that Brown would be challenger to Hillary Rodham Clinton ((See “Jerry Brown to ‘Meet the Press’ Presidential Ambitions?” by Joel B. Pollack, 3/20/15, Breitbart News/ (AP)Associated Press [http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2015/03/20/jerry-brown-to-meet-the-press-presidential-ambitions/]).
“I still think the person that is most likely to do this is going to be Jerry Brown. And he equally is a nemesis to the Clintons in a way that is different from Al Gore but also possesses every one of those attributes that Mark was talking about Al Gore, other than winning Iowa and winning the popular vote. Jerry Brown’s resume with the left and populist movement is as strong, if not stronger,” Todd said, adding that Clinton “... can’t just go unchallenged until the general election.”
Brown has recently spent time in Washington, D.C. Last week, he met with Obama administration officials to discuss a variety of policy issues, and bashed Republicans for their opposition to the president’s executive amnesty for illegal aliens. He was also a guest of the Washington Post at the super-elite Gridiron Dinner.
JUST A WEEK AGO — BROWN WAS TELLING EVERYBODY IN THE DEMOCRAT PARTY NOT TO CHALLENGE HILLARYAccording to a report in Politico last week, the California governor urged his fellow Democrats not to run against Mrs. Clinton in the primaries(See “Jerry Brown: Leave Hillary Clinton alone”
By Edward-Isaac Dovere, 3/13/15, Politico [http://www.politico.com/story/2015/03/hillary-clinton-primaries-jerry-brown-116066.html]).