Who's afraid of
the big, bad bat Hillary Clinton? Not Lindsay Graham, that's for sure. He thinks it's possible to take down the leading favorite to run for President on the Democratic ticket. "Yeah, she can be beat," Graham said on NBC's Meet the Press. Graham said that "after eight years of President Obama," he thinks Republicans will be heading into 2016 as the favorites. But he's still taking the threat of a Clinton candidacy seriously, mind you. "Republicans underestimate her at their peril," he cautioned. Graham also took a moment to praise the President for how he's handled the North Korea situation so far, saying Obama has "acted responsibly." "I appreciate what this administration is doing - standing by our allies," he said.
Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy fought back against attacks from the NRA's Wayne LaPierre on CNN's State of the Union. LaPierre "reminds me of the clowns at the circus -- that's what he's paid to do," Malloy said. LaPierre criticized Malloy for passing gun legislation making background checks mandatory and placing restrictions on assault weapons. "This guy is so out of whack, it's unbelievable," he said.
One person who is excited about a possibly Clinton run in 2016 is Arianna Huffington. She's pretty sure that Clinton will reverse her public position and run for President. "She's obviously running," Huffington said on ABC's This Week. But she does hope that Clinton takes more time away from the public spotlight to rest up and regenerate before jumping back into the busy schedule of someone hoping to run for President. "What I was hoping is that she would have been taken more time to become what she called herself 'untired,'" Huffington said. Clinton said when she was leaving her position as Secretary of State that she wanted to sleep in for a change. "She hasn't given herself that time and I think that's sending a bad message to women, that the only way to succeed is to drive yourself to ground. After all, she collapsed. She had a concussion," Huffington said. "She could be an incredible leader in helping us do our life and our success differently, not just for women but for me," she added.