VIP takes on a whole new meaning in the Hamptons this week.
Vice President Joe Biden is spending some vacation time in Southampton, while simultaneously, the 42nd president of the United States, former President Bill Clinton and his wife and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are spending a portion of their August in East Hampton.
The Clintons are no strangers to the Hamptons, as they have made a point to spend a little downtime in East Hampton for the past several summers, but having two potential 2016 presidential candidates here at the same is pretty exciting.
Biden will be residing in Southampton Village during his vacation from August 5–12, according to The New York Times, which notes that the Federal Aviation Administration has listed, “temporary flight restrictions for VIP movement” for the duration. The VP usually flies into Gabreski Airport in Westhampton, which is currently a secured fly zone.
The media and political world have created plenty of buzz surrounding Hillary running for the 2016 presidential ticket. According to a Quinnipac University poll released on July 12, Hillary was ahead of both New Jersey’s Republican Governor Chris Christie and Kentucky Republican Senator Rand Paul.
It even seems as though Hillary has been working on her image. Her anticipated documentaries to air on NBC and CNN are making some noise as controversy begins to swirl with opposition from the RNC and GOP. The squabbling only bolsters the idea that Hillary poses a competitive threat for the 2016 race.
The Clintons have plenty of political experience and know that early action is always the way to go when preparing for a presidential race.
The words “politician” and “ambition” always seem to go hand in hand. In an interview with GQ magazine last month, Biden subtly hinted that running for the President’s chair in 2016 is not entirely out of the question.
It’s clear that nothing can be ruled out, and a lot that can happen in the next three years, but it sure looks like Biden and Clinton will be chasing the Democratic nomination for 2016. We’ll just have to wait this one out and see where the cards (or in this case, tickets) fall.