Clinton Backer: Hillary Will Be President, O’Malley ‘Better Watch It’ If He Wants Cabinet Role

• March 30, 2015 10:56 am


At a time many Democrats have denounced the idea that Hillary Clinton will have a coronation, prominent Clinton backer said Martin O’Malley should watch what he says if he wants a seat in the future Clinton administration.

Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm talked as if Clinton were waiting for her crowning and has begun to imagine the appointments she would make as leader of the free world. Her comments feed the impression that Clinton’s primary challengers are more interested in securing a cabinet spot than actually becoming president.

"I was thinking that he might make a nice member of a President Clinton Administration so he better watch it," Granholm said.

Granholm, now an adviser for the Ready for Hillary Super PAC, said that while O’Malley was a "nice guy" she expressed confidence that Clinton would win the presidency without much trouble.

Clinton supporters do not seem worried about Martin O’Malley or any other potential foe on the Democratic side of the 2016 race. With a superior fundraising machine, massive political and digital operation, and the establishment’s full support, Clinton has been all but guaranteed the nomination. Because of the "inevitability" of Clinton, even her Democratic challengers are reluctant to take swings at the former Secretary of State.

Granholm said that Clinton would welcome a primary challenge, a notion former Clinton spokesperson George Stephanopoulos scoffed at.

"Do you think she means it? Isn’t it like inviting your uncle over and you don’t really want him to come," Stephanopoulos said.