Stranger things have happened.
Comedian, contrarian, and muckraker Bill Maher has endorsed Hillary Clinton in the 2016 Presidential Race before the candidate herself has even announced her run. Maher, known for his Friday night talk show on HBO, slammed the Republican field before adding his support for Clinton. Among highlights from a Buzzfeed interview:
“[Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker] is the worst and the Republicans, you know, they are pretty good at nominating the ‘are you fucking kidding me?’ candidate. And to me, Mr. Walker is the ‘are you fucking kidding me?’ candidate.”
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio has “honesty, integrity and intelligence issues.” “What I call The Full Palin.”
None of the GOP field is “of presidential timbre…When [Jeb Bush] was the governor of Florida, he threw an election for his brother, he threw black people off the voter rolls, he crushed the unions, he signed the Stand Your Ground law, he put the feeding tube back into Terri Schiavo,” he said. “This is what passes for a moderate in this party? Yeah, I guess so.”
Maher went on to give a tepid endorsement to Hillary Clinton, though calling her “too moderate” and “hawkish,” nothing that she paled in comparison to Barack Obama, whom Maher donated $1 million for his campaign.
In related news, former first lady Nancy Reagan also endorsed Clinton in a recent interview with the History Channel. The ailing stateswoman, while reserving praise for several Republican candidates, said:
“The time for a woman to serve as our President has come – really, now is the time – and I think the idea of having a former First Lady as the leader of the free world is really quite a marvelous notion. I want Hillary to win. Even though I admire two of the current potential Republican nominees, I have no interest in seeing either of them lead this country.”
Reagan went on to praise Hillary’s record as First Lady, while her son, Ron Reagan, claimed that his mother, along with former First Ladies Barbara and Laura Bush both encouraged Hillary to run at a private get-together.
Clinton is expected to announce her bid for the White House Sunday.