Jerry Brown: Hillary's Front-Runner Status Comes with Risks

Sunday, 18 May 2014 08:18 PM

By Greg Richter

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
While it's good to be on top, it also makes you an easy target.

California Gov. Jerry Brown, appearing Sunday on ABC's "This Week,"  noted that Hillary Clinton is the "overwhelming favorite" for the Democratic nomination for president in 2016, even though she has not formally announced.

"I can't see any opposition, not even potential opposition," Brown said. "It — whether it's a good thing or not — it does carry with it risks. Being a front-runner is being on a perch that everyone else is going to try to knock you off of."

Brown ran against Clinton's husband, Bill, for the 1992 Democratic nomination, and he stayed in the race all the way to the convention because he didn't think Clinton should receive a "coronation."

So far, Brown sees no one playing such a role against Hillary Clinton, but the elections are still two years away.

Related Stories

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  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.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Newsmax TV Midterm Preview: Colorado Governor

Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 12:51 PM

Voters in Colorado appear to be split right down the middle in state's gubernatorial race. Newmax TV takes a closer look . . .

Pollster: Foreign Affairs Dominates Midterms

Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 12:35 PM

While midterm elections historically amount to referendums on the incumbent president, voters in this year's race are mo . . .

Newsmax TV Midterm Preview: US Senate, Alaska

Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 11:49 AM

In the GOP's quest to regain control of the U.S. Senate, Republicans are hoping to take back Alaska, after Democrat Mark . . .

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