After the Drudge Report headlined that Hillary Clinton's doctor is predicting that she will live to be 86, the founder of the Drudge Report claimed Clinton's doctor missed the mark. On Friday, Matt Drudge tweeted, "A doctor's research reveals Hillary will live to be 86. It was a typo: it's actually 186."
Was Drudge thinking that if Hillary wins the presidency, she will be immortalized, living forever as the first woman president?As the political election cycle moves on to the 2016 presidential election, Drudge may feel that the ambition of some politicians to be president never dies, that their reach for the power just lives on and on and on.
Also on Friday, he exclaimed, "Gore refuses to rule out '16 run!" Drudge went on to mock, "With Bush and Clinton, can we get a Cheney and a Quayle?"
A week ago, Hillary supporters were outraged at a Drudge Report banner which featured Hillary Clinton with a headline "Grandma Hillary," following the announcement that Chelsea Clinton is expecting Bill and Hillary's first grandchild. Drudge critics accused Matt of using his site, the Drudge Report, and the headline "Grandma," to portray Clinton as too old to be the president. Amid the outcry, Drudge switched the image of Hillary to a stark, high resolution, unflattering image.
Despite Hillary Clinton's undeniably enduring popularity, her polls have slumped to a low not seen in six years. Looking at FOX survey results with a strong emphasis on Benghazi, released two days ago, Clinton's approval rating has dipped below 50 percent for the first time since April of 2008. Currently, coming in at 49 percent, just under half of Americans view the former secretary of state favorably, while 45 percent see her unfavorably.
According to a Quinnipiac University poll released on Thursday, in a presidential race matched up against Republican Kentucky Senator Rand Paul in Colorado, Hillary would lose by five points, 48 to 43. Hillary would tie with Chris Christie, 42 to 42.
However, the poll showed that Jeb Bush is not a particularly strong GOP candidate. If voters were going to the booth the day of the poll, Hillary would beat Bush 45 percent to his 40 percent.
Jeb Bush has dominated his share of Drudge Report headlines recently. Most of the Drudge headlines have spotlighted Bush's stance on immigration reform. Bush has been outspoken in his opinion that immigration reform should include amnesty for millions of undocumented immigrants currently in America. He also would like to see an end to any quotas on the number of immigrants allowed to enter.
In what would be a historical match-up between Hillary and Bush, general media consensus is that Hillary has the stronger chance of winning. If the choice was between the first woman president or the third Bush presidency, the odds would be in Hillary's favor.
The Drudge Report banner asked if it was "official," that Hillary had made her move two years to the day of Iowa 2016, when an email was distributed to Hillary fans recruiting a grassroots show of support if she decides to toss her heels in the 2016 presidential ring. This recruitment effort was launched by the Ready for Hillary Political Action Committee. As for whether Hillary will run, Drudge recently predicted the "biggest roadblock was her health."