On this weekend’s broadcast of “The McLaughlin Group,” conservative columnist Pat Buchanan, author of “Suicide of a Superpower: Will America Survive to 2025?,” said he wasn’t too terribly high on the prospects of a female being elected president of the United States, which he said was a good thing.
Host John McLaughlin asked his show panelists, including Buchanan, Newsweek’s Eleanor Clift, the Chicago Tribune’s Clarence Page and National Review editor Rich Lowry when a woman would be elected.
Transcript as follows:
MCLAUGHLIN: When will the United States elect a female president?”
BUCHANAN: 2040 or 2050.
MCLAUGHLIN: That late?
BUCHANAN: Let’s hope so.
Clift and Page disagreed with Buchanan’s assessment, suggesting Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would be the one to get the nod in 2016. But Buchanan said there’s no reason to think it can happen that soon based on how the veepstakes are shaking out on the Republican side.
“But there’s no Republican vice president even now,” Buchanan said. “They’re not even considering any woman for vice president on the Republican ticket.”