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July 16th, 2014
10:21 PM ET

Richardson: Clinton would win over Warren

In the hypothetical battle of Elizabeth Warren vs. Hillary Clinton in 2016, one former Clinton opponent is putting his money on the former secretary of the state, but not without caveats.

On tonight's show, 52% of viewers who responded to our fireback question said they believe Warren could beat Clinton in a Democratic primary.

Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, who ran against Clinton (and Obama) in 2008 in the Democratic presidential primary, disagreed. Full story

The Warren vs. Clinton debate
Former Govs. Tim Pawlenty and Bill Richardson debate over Elizabeth Warren and Hillary Clinton making a Presidential bid in 2016.

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  1. southerngent

    Hillary would lose over Hillary.

    But the more interesting question is would would win the democratic nomination, Hillary or Bill?

    August 4, 2014 at 9:24 am | Reply
    • mickey

      that is one scary question. I am tired of the names Clinton,Obama and Bush

      August 5, 2014 at 11:27 am | Reply
  2. Lardoggy

    How does a Hillary get so much control over the people at CNN??????????

    July 29, 2014 at 8:27 pm | Reply
    • countingdown

      She doesn't control them. They and other liberal news/TV programming outlets control what you see and hear. Liberalism is their passion. It gives them power and control over your life, from the time you get up in the morning and turn on the news to the socially engineered programs you see at night.

      August 1, 2014 at 8:09 am | Reply
  3. Thomas Rooney

    This Congress has been a joke They have failed as leaders that care about regular citizens, This is all about greed and looking out for themselves not caring for us as honorable statesmen who value their country over personal interest, This is a country torn by greed ruled by the rich and powerful who only have one burning desire to increase their bottom line no matter the cost to our planet or the people, We must unite at election time and show them the door They have failed us by turning their back's to their fellow Americans. The High court also has to share some blame, Namely for citizens united and by allowing Bush to be President what a disaster that was! We have been heading down hill ever since.

    July 29, 2014 at 5:14 pm | Reply
  4. Das Kapital

    That's like a choice between Karl Marx and Vladimir Lenin.

    July 28, 2014 at 8:26 pm | Reply
  5. Lewis

    Dave is right question . I am Democrat party as not support Hillary Clinton for 2016. I am woman. I don't like Fox news ...so stupid.

    July 24, 2014 at 8:23 pm | Reply
  6. fcs25

    Problem is neither one of them is qualified for anything more than that of a city dog catcher.

    July 24, 2014 at 11:50 am | Reply
    • mickey

      BUT THE KENNEDY`S ARE BACKING WARREN SO IT IS OVER FOR THE CLINTONS.

      August 5, 2014 at 9:18 am | Reply
  7. KungFuKool

    The DNC could run a donkey and still win the popular vote.

    July 24, 2014 at 2:42 am | Reply
  8. dave

    Hillary couldn't win against a little known first term congressman and community organizer. Why do you REALLY Think after 8 more years of no real success she can beat a younger and more progressive female?

    July 23, 2014 at 3:12 pm | Reply
  9. Heather Johnson

    How could any sane free thinker vote for Warren or Clinton? Please use your brain when you vote this time instead of just looking at the news or the headlines. Look at their voting record. There is no difference between Warren, Clinton, or Obama. They all think alike. Vote for someone who believes right from wrong and treats the United States like a business.

    July 22, 2014 at 7:39 pm | Reply
  10. jbohlan

    Does anyone really care what Bill Richardson says? He should be in jail due to multiple pay-to-play schemes while he was governor in New Mexico.

    July 22, 2014 at 7:14 pm | Reply
  11. dave

    Hillary couldn't win over a first term little known community organizer. With no new major accomplishments, and no new ideas, what makes anyone think she will win the DNC nomination this time. Elizabeth Warren is much more left ("progressive") than Hillary, and a female as well. Hillary is NOT inspiring to the minorities and youth, and getting the demographics inspired enough to get out and actually vote in very large numbers is a MUST for the DNC to win. Elizabeth has a better chance to appeal to the young, minorities, and farthest left much more than Hillary will.

    July 22, 2014 at 11:56 am | Reply
  12. SoupBurger

    Im not sure what's worse the idea of Hillary being president, or knowing that she will win because despite being a terrible choice the likely GOP candidate will be so much worse.

    July 22, 2014 at 11:33 am | Reply
    • southerngent

      SoupBurger
      Im not sure what's worse the idea of Hillary being president, or knowing that she will win because despite being a terrible choice the likely GOP candidate will be so muchworse.

      A liberal idiot trying to be sarcastic but admitting Hillary would be a mistake.

      July 23, 2014 at 5:03 pm | Reply
      • Or maybe

        Or maybe listening to advice from someone that voted for Palin.

        July 31, 2014 at 2:25 pm |
      • Or maybe not

        Or maybe not listening to advice from anyone that voted for the Liar Of The Year obama like "The GOP Solution"! ! ! ! ! ! !

        August 5, 2014 at 9:50 pm |
  13. Old Salt

    How about a Clinton-Warren ticket? If the majority elects Hillary, why wouldn't we want a Clinton clone to back up the real thing?

    July 21, 2014 at 5:26 pm | Reply
    • Dbleagle77

      IMHO that is exactly what is happening. The Clinton Machine is propping up Warren to get some name recognition and then she will slide in as the VP choice. How else can they maximize the War on Women nonsense? Instead of "Voter for Obama or you are a racist" it will be "Vote for Clinton-Warren or you are a misogynist.

      July 23, 2014 at 4:31 pm | Reply
    • southerngent

      Actually, that is a good question. Since Hillary would be an Obama clone (no pun intended) and Warren would be a Hillary clone, then why would any reasonable American want more of the same lack of leadership, assault on freedom, screwing of working Americans with obamacare and weakness in world politics?

      July 23, 2014 at 5:16 pm | Reply
  14. Lardoggy

    What difference does it matter,Billlary won already.

    July 21, 2014 at 5:00 pm | Reply
  15. Silver-Foxe

    Please purge the career politicians and vote for candidates with practical experience. That is the only way to restore the American Dream

    July 20, 2014 at 10:02 pm | Reply
    • Old Salt

      How about practical experience in running a government, which is kinda different than running a small business, or even a major corporation? Look how badly Darth Cheney screwed us up.

      July 21, 2014 at 5:25 pm | Reply
      • countingdown

        Old Salt
        How about practical experience in running a government, which is kinda different than running a small business, or even a major corporation? Look how badly Darth Cheney screwed us up.

        July 21, 2014 at 5:25 pm | Reply

        Cheney was not president DA, and any small business owner would do a better job running this country than obama because instead of trying to screw their customer (like Obama did w/obamacare) they would care about the business they created.

        July 23, 2014 at 11:48 am |
  16. syzito

    Either one of them would finish the job of destroying America as Obama has been trying to do for the past 5 years. Neither one is qualified for the job,surely not Clinton.

    July 20, 2014 at 2:31 pm | Reply
  17. southerngent

    Ha, ha, ha, liberals and liberal media discussions on the prospect of someone other than Hillary receiving the democratic nomination. But we have been told she is the absolute super candidate and no one could beat her. Reality setting in. Ha, ha

    LDM and Nikolas Anthony, imagine a Hillary Clinton president and Bill Clinton vice president nightmare.

    July 19, 2014 at 3:19 pm | Reply
    • Fred Griswold

      If Hillary loses this time, at least all that inevitability talk will be over. And, by the way, Bill can't be vice-president because he's already done two terms as president, and six years is the limit. But what bothers me most about Hillary is the Sarajevo airport incident. She landed there when she was First Lady, and later said she had been shot at while landing. One problem I have with this is that the Secret Service would never let her land anywhere she might get shot at. But the main thing is, how could anybody ever misremember such a thing? Getting shot at is a big deal. Most people think she was lying when she said that, and they just dismiss it. I think she believed she was telling the truth, and it really bothers me.

      July 22, 2014 at 4:36 am | Reply
      • southerngent

        Fred Griswold
        "If Hillary loses this time, at least all that inevitability talk will be over."
        ** That is not the point. The point is for months and months we have been bombarded by the liberal extremist and liberal media such as this one that Hillary was unbeatable and would be the next president, and have pushed her forward day after day and now we are hearing W E L L, maybe not. I would guess this is a way for the liberals and liberal media to ease the shock on democrats if she doesn't run. However, as verification, simply take a look at the number of stories presented every day concerning Hillary on this media alone and go back to old stories on CF.**

        "And, by the way, Bill can't be vice-president because he's already done two terms as president, and six years is the limit."
        **Are you sure! Some scholars are debating that question. However, I presented the idea as a disgusting thought not as a factual possibility.**

        *But what bothers me most about Hillary is the Sarajevo airport incident. She landed there when she was First Lady, and later said she had been shot at while landing. One problem I have with this is that the Secret Service would never let her land anywhere she might get shot at. But the main thing is, how could anybody ever misremember such a thing? Getting shot at is a big deal. Most people think she was lying when she said that, and they just dismiss it. I think she believed she was telling the truth, and it really bothers me."
        ** Everything bothers me about Hillary as president, the lies, deceit, failures, fearfulness and others. Obama has proven inept at the job and although Hillary has experience as First Lady, her experience as secretary of state has proven her ineptness to be the President of the United States.**

        July 22, 2014 at 2:23 pm |
  18. LDM

    When hiliary wins POTUS image all the sex stories that will be coming out of the WH with willy and the all the young female interns!

    July 17, 2014 at 10:54 pm | Reply
    • Nikolas Anthony

      I don't want families/dynasties ruling over our nation. I'd much rather someone fresh be voted in.

      July 18, 2014 at 1:21 pm | Reply
  19. ProtectAmericanJobs

    Wake up – Both parties have been selling the American people out for the last 25-years, by stalling, spending, removing protections and allowing illegal aliens to continue to pour in and American jobs and industry to pour out, and all while collecting their American tax-payer funded pay checks, benefits and whatever else they get on the side from their various lobbyist friends.

    It seems to me that over the last 2-3 decades that both parties were always able to distract and polarize voters with insignificant peripheral social issues like gay marriage and abortion, which got most voters so caught up in the BS that they'd always lose sight of the bigger picture.

    If more people would have listened to Ross Perot back in 1992, America wouldn't be in this mess.

    It's all happened because, over the last 25-years, our government has allowed and enabled our country's industries to get sucked out to countries like Communist China, India, Mexico, etc and allowed illegal aliens and H-1B foreigners to come into our country and take away income-tax-paying American's jobs and drive down wages.

    Trade with countries like Communist China, India and Mexico is pretty much a One-Way-Street.

    On the US Department of Commerce's US Census Bureau website there's a graphic showing how our trade imbalance has gotten progressively worse over the entire period from 1989 to the present and how it's really accelerated at an increasingly greater rate each year since 1999.

    Go to the website and see for yourself.

    If these "free trade" agreements were so good for us, why did our trade deficit keep getting increasingly larger and larger during this span of time.

    Increasingly way more money going out of our country every year versus coming in every year.

    It's Not Rocket Science.

    Regardless of what the Free-Traitors keep trying to sell us, we can see what's real. The American People need to just trust their own instincts, common sense and what they've seen actually going on all around them versus all of the nonsense that the Free-Traitors are still trying to sell us.

    The ONLY REAL FIX for our great country is to RAISE REVENUE, by Bringing Back Businesses and Jobs to TAX-PAYING AMERICAN CITIZENS.

    The American People need Our Leaders to start remembering that they are elected by the Citizens of the United States of America to represent the interests of those citizens and the country itself.

    They are NOT Elected By or To Represent Lobbyist, the Global Marketplace (WTO, NAFTA, TPP), Foreign Citizens or Illegal Aliens.

    July 17, 2014 at 7:04 pm | Reply
    • ProtectAmericanJobs

      This was meant as a reply to Maria Rivera-Carvalho's comment below saying:

      Ranting= blind desperation.

      July 17, 2014 at 7:08 pm | Reply
  20. Maria Rivera-Carvalho

    Here is an idea: Clinton/Warren 2016 and the GOP will sink into oblivion.

    July 17, 2014 at 1:34 pm | Reply
    • ProtectAmericanJobs

      Please separate Warren from Clinton. Because Clinton is a Free-Traitor and Warren is Not.

      July 17, 2014 at 6:51 pm | Reply
  21. herky01

    Well, after all that fine rhetoric, you'd vote for Obama's clone? I suggest you give that some extra thought.

    July 17, 2014 at 12:42 pm | Reply
    • herky01

      Wrong place. apologies.

      July 17, 2014 at 12:45 pm | Reply
  22. herky01

    This is a ridiculous notion, as Obama has already indicated Warren as his 'clone'. She may win the Dem. nomination but, the election? After all the whining and gnashing of teeth, to elect this woman as POTUS will certainly signify the end.

    July 17, 2014 at 12:40 pm | Reply
    • Please explain

      Please explain why electing this woman for POTUS would "signify the end"? Remember, you voted for Palin.

      July 18, 2014 at 9:17 am | Reply
      • countingdown

        You aka, "The GOP Solution", wouldn't comprehend if it were explained to you. BTW, where is your copy/paste crap? You are falling down on the job. Ha, ha, ha

        July 20, 2014 at 4:05 pm |
      • Another

        @countingdowntoHillary – Another Palin voter I take it.

        July 31, 2014 at 2:28 pm |
  23. And

    And Warren would win over anything the GOP runs.

    July 17, 2014 at 9:44 am | Reply
    • Larry

      As a moderate democrat, I would vote for Hillary. Warren is an Obama clone- I would vote for any Republican over her and then to ensure checks and balances a Democrat in the House and Senate.

      July 18, 2014 at 10:27 pm | Reply
  24. Onthemoney

    And here they come, Kids in the play ground playing bad man hit!

    July 17, 2014 at 5:24 am | Reply
  25. ProtectAmericanJobs

    Sure you think Hillary would win, because of all the evil Un-American backing that she's getting. – But if I had to chose, I'd pick Warren hands down!

    Think about it – Why is Hillary constantly in the news? – Seriously every where you look the amount of "news/pep-rally" stories on Hillary are unbelievable – Every time you look, there are more and more and more – When is it going to stop? – This lady is rotten to the core and this is coming from someone who thinks both parties stink. – I don't trust the liberal media or FOX, because all they both do is to try and continue to polarize and distract the American People, while they're puppet-masters are screwing us right down the middle.

    Now they've even got an upcoming CBS series called Madam Secretary starring Tea Leoni that is yet another obvious prep-rally and propaganda tool to promote Hillary. – Do they really think that the American People are that stupid?

    What ever happened to: "We The People" ?

    Why is the media so infatuated with this evil-unethical-disingenuous-dishonest-power-monger?

    Wake up America! – Who's been pushing so hard for her and why?

    Could it be that Free-Traitors and Foreign interests own and control our media?

    It's Hillary – Hillary – Hillary 24 / 7 / 365 – Hummm?

    We all knew back when that whole Monica scandal was going on, that she must have made a deal with the Dems and the Devil for promises of power in the future in return for her standing by "her husband" Bill's side.

    You know the problem in trying to elect good leaders for The United States of America has nothing to do with the color or gender of our politicians. It's our politician's, from both parties, lack of honesty and the lack of willingness to do right by the US citizens that they're elected by and should be representing.

    Hillary Clinton's interview on ABC with Diane Sawyer – What a puff piece promoting Hillary – Ha, Ha, Ha cutie cutie – This is sickeningly transparent! – What a shocking harsh, no holds barred, interview? (Sarcasm)

    It's obvious Free-Traitors = ABC = Foxconn = China = Our money and our jobs going, going, gone!

    The American People need Loyal American Leaders who will stop selling us out to countries like Communist China, India and Mexico.

    The American People deserve leaders that will honor the fact that they are elected by the Citizens of the United States of America to represent the interests of those citizens and the country itself and that They are NOT Elected By or To Represent Lobbyist, the Global Marketplace (WTO, NAFTA, TPP), Foreign citizens or Illegal Aliens.

    Before Hillary Clinton runs for president, Americans need to remember that it was her "husband" that got us into bed with Communist China in the first place. – And how's that been working out for the American People and the Real American Economy?

    Clinton is the one who opened up the trade floodgates with Communist China and both Bill and Hillary were actively involved during their visit to China.

    Bill Clinton, "I did not have sexual relations with that woman nor did I have unethical trade relations with that communist Chinese government."

    Bill and Hillary Clinton are two of the biggest FREE-TRAITORS around.

    Hey you stinking Free-Traitors: The AMERICAN PEOPLE can see what's been and is still being done to them!

    And the Vince Foster incident and many others like it should not be forgotten.

    Hillary hasn't accomplished anything other than using the Monica scandal to leverage the Dems for future power.

    The American People need to ask themselves: Who's been pushing so hard for her and why?

    I truly believe that she is evil.

    The American People need Loyal American Leaders who will stop selling us out to countries like Communist China, India and Mexico.

    And that's certainly not Hillary, who's just a wolf in sheep's clothing.

    July 16, 2014 at 11:26 pm | Reply
    • herky01

      Well, after all that fine rhetoric, you'd vote for Obama's clone? I suggest you give that some extra thought.

      July 17, 2014 at 12:43 pm | Reply
      • ProtectAmericanJobs

        Actually, I won't vote for either one of them.

        But, if I had to chose one, it certainly won't be Clinton.

        I wish we had someone like Ross Perot running again. If more people would have listened to Ross Perot back in 1992, America wouldn't be in this mess. I and many other people, who were able to see through all of the left vs right BS, did vote for Perot, because he was straight forward and just used common sense. He cared about his country and the American people.

        July 17, 2014 at 6:57 pm |
    • Maria Rivera-Carvalho

      Ranting= blind desperation.

      July 17, 2014 at 1:34 pm | Reply
      • ProtectAmericanJobs

        Wake up – Both parties have been selling the American people out for the last 25-years, by stalling, spending, removing protections and allowing illegal aliens to continue to pour in and American jobs and industry to pour out, and all while collecting their American tax-payer funded pay checks, benefits and whatever else they get on the side from their various lobbyist friends.

        It seems to me that over the last 2-3 decades that both parties were always able to distract and polarize voters with insignificant peripheral social issues like gay marriage and abortion, which got most voters so caught up in the BS that they'd always lose sight of the bigger picture.

        If more people would have listened to Ross Perot back in 1992, America wouldn't be in this mess.

        It's all happened because, over the last 25-years, our government has allowed and enabled our country's industries to get sucked out to countries like Communist China, India, Mexico, etc and allowed illegal aliens and H-1B foreigners to come into our country and take away income-tax-paying American's jobs and drive down wages.

        Trade with countries like Communist China, India and Mexico is pretty much a One-Way-Street.

        On the US Department of Commerce's US Census Bureau website there's a graphic showing how our trade imbalance has gotten progressively worse over the entire period from 1989 to the present and how it's really accelerated at an increasingly greater rate each year since 1999.

        Go to the website and see for yourself.

        If these "free trade" agreements were so good for us, why did our trade deficit keep getting increasingly larger and larger during this span of time.

        Increasingly way more money going out of our country every year versus coming in every year.

        It's Not Rocket Science.

        Regardless of what the Free-Traitors keep trying to sell us, we can see what's real. The American People need to just trust their own instincts, common sense and what they've seen actually going on all around them versus all of the nonsense that the Free-Traitors are still trying to sell us.

        The ONLY REAL FIX for our great country is to RAISE REVENUE, by Bringing Back Businesses and Jobs to TAX-PAYING AMERICAN CITIZENS.

        The American People need Our Leaders to start remembering that they are elected by the Citizens of the United States of America to represent the interests of those citizens and the country itself.

        They are NOT Elected By or To Represent Lobbyist, the Global Marketplace (WTO, NAFTA, TPP), Foreign Citizens or Illegal Aliens.

        July 17, 2014 at 7:09 pm |

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