Howard Dean: Hillary Will Face Primary Challenge

Friday, 12 Jul 2013 02:39 PM

By Wanda Carruthers

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Hillary Clinton's apparently inevitable victory in the Democratic presidential primaries could hit a roadblock due to her age, former White House candidate Howard Dean says.

"She's of my generation, not of the new upcoming generation out of the Barack Obama generation," said the former Vermont governor who was, for a time, front-runner for his party's nomination in 2004.

"That's the only weakness she's really got."

Dean told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" that he believes Clinton, who will be 69 by the 2016 election, will face a primary battle and not be crowned as nominee. He said Govs. Martin O'Malley of Maryland and Andrew Cuomo of New York are both likely candidates. O'Malley will be 53 by November 2016, and Cuomo will be 58.

But he still thinks the former first lady, senator, and secretary of state will prevail.

"I love Hillary, and I can't imagine anybody coming between her and the presidency this time," he said. "But, you know, there's a long, long way to go.

"The difference, though, is I don't think there's a Barack Obama who's going to emerge, a flaming supernova if you will, to come on to the scene and sort of steal her moment."




© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Politico: Obama May Give Dems 80 Percent of 2016 Latino Vote

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 19:18 PM

President Barack Obama may be on track to helping deliver as much as 80 percent of Latino voters to the 2016 Democratic  . . .

Obama Appointee's Group Accused of Illegal Politicking

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 19:09 PM

A nonprofit group run by an Obama administration appointee may have supported Democratic mayoral candidates in Californi . . .

Sens. Rand Paul, Marco Rubio Clash Over Obama's Cuba Policy

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 15:23 PM

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul took a series of online digs Friday at potential GOP presidential rival Sen. Marco Rubio of Flor . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved