Bill Maher pitches Clinton-Warren 2016
By: Jonathan Topaz
May 15, 2014 03:20 PM EDT
Bill Maher said he would “love” to see Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) run as part of a 2016 presidential ticket with Hillary Clinton, calling the potential duo “a granny ticket.”
Speaking on Ora.tv’s PoliticKING with Larry King, the liberal comic called Warren one of the “most gutsy” people in politics.
When asked by King whom he thought would be able to lead the country to address climate change, Maher said: “I think someone like Elizabeth Warren, one of the most gutsy people I’ve seen in politics in a long time. She’s somebody, I think, who would really say what she feels. She may not ever win anything. I’d love to see her run with Hillary, how about that? A granny ticket.”
But earlier in the segment, Maher criticized former Secretary of State Clinton, a Democrat, and Republican ex-Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, both potential presidential candidates. “We’re talking about two centrist, corporatist type people, who are not really going to move this country off the track it’s on,” Maher said. “I can’t see either one of them doing anything bold, like demanding a carbon tax.”
He said that he didn’t think either candidate would take serious measures to fight climate change, an issue he said “requires great leadership” and is “the most important issue of our time.”
The comedian, who hosts the HBO show “Real Time With Bill Maher,” also said that the tea party should embrace marijuana legalization.
“Where’s the tea party on this?” Maher said of the marijuana issue. “They’re supposed to be the people who love freedom so much. What could be more cause for freedom than what happens in your own head? How you treat what goes on in your mind. The mood you put yourself in. So I think it’s an issue that the Republicans could steal, if they were smart.”
Maher, who often discusses his personal marijuana use on his show and elsewhere, quipped to King that his interest in legalization is “strictly theoretical.”
The full conversation between King and Maher airs Thursday at 10 p.m. on Ora.tv.