Obama and Clinton at a White House lunch: is he behind her bid for the Democratic Party presidential nomination?


Obama & Clinton Lunch 7-29-13

Official White House photo: Obama and Clinton at a White House Lunch

In a display of their strong personal friendship and political union, President Barack Obama and former State Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton sat for lunch at a White House patio (July 29) and discussed “myriads” of issues. The two were protagonists for the 2008 Democratic Party presidential nomination who have since become close friends and allies. [Official White House photo released July 29]

Although they declined to reveal the subjects of their talk, both the president and Clinton are believed to have touched on her campaign for the party’s presidential nomination in 2016. Speculation is that Clinton will get the president’s full support. She is also scheduled to meet for lunch with Vice President Joe Biden at the Naval Observatory (official residence for the vice president). Biden is said also to be in the race for the presidential nomination.

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About Julius Willis

A former Philippines newspaperman and businessman, Julius resettled in California, USA, where he simultaneously worked as an instructional and technical writer and engineering department manager and taught college for 26 years. Now retired, he serves as a member of the City of Hayward's Planning Commission, the Alameda County Housing & Community Development Advisory Committee, and the Advisory Board of CSU-East Bay's Center For Filipino Studies. He is also on Hayward's General Plan Task Force.
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