When it comes to Hillary Clinton and the 2016 election, it seems she is already setting the stage to announce her candidacy. Although, “it’s a tough decision” seems to be the only response her party has so far.
However, Hillary has done a pretty good job of keeping her name in the headlines these past few weeks, perhaps in preparation for that White House bid. A recent CNN poll shows that 65% of Democratic voters would support the former First Lady in a primary.
So far, she seems to be winning the “name game.”
But, in preparation for a presidential election, nothing is off limits when it comes to the candidates personal lives. Or in this case, the personal life of a staff member.
Hillary’s first aide, Huma Abedin, has been a close friend to the Clinton’s for many years. She also happens to be married to the notorious sexting-scandal headliner, Anthony Weiner.
Weiners overall reputation, as well as a failed New York City mayoral run, has apparently strained relations between Hillary and Huma over the past few months.
Abedin’s decision to stand by her husband after his 2011 resignation from Congress was, at the time, surprising. She stated in a press conference after the announcement “…but I do strongly believe that [information] is between us and our marriage…”
Well, not anymore.
If Hillary does decide to run for President of the United States in 2016, Abedin’s marriage could be a big headline against Hillary.
“Look, I know there has been a lot of damage done, collateral damage, because of the decisions I have made in my personal life, and I have a lot of people I have to make it up to,” Weiner said Monday morning to a reporter.
Hillary allegedly gave Huma an ultimatum: she has to dump Weiner, or leave Hillary’s inner circle.
Perhaps people are seeing this as a giant elephant in the room, considering Hillary stood by husband, Bill Clinton’s side throughout his very public affair with Monica Lewinsky.
Does Hillary really have any say in Abedin’s decision?
It looks like we have 3 more years to find out.