Politico’s Maggie Haberman Talks 2016

May 26, 2013 4:25pm

Politico’s Maggie Haberman stuck around after the “This Week” roundtable to take some of the questions you posted to the Facebook. You can read excerpts of her answers below.

Viewer Questions:

Mike Sheedy: Can [Anthony] Weiner overcome his predicament [and win the NYC mayoral race]?

Haberman: “Probably not. I think he’s going to do his best to try. But I think it is really hard to see him actually making it out of a run-off. I do think there will be a run-off of the top two contenders. He has a real shot at making it there, but I think that’s about as far as it goes.”

Jean Griffith: Will Hillary [Clinton] run for president in 2016?

Haberman: “I think she probably does more likely than not, but I would not bet the farm on it. I think she is still making up her mind…I think she’s not sure. I think that she is genuinely considering it. I think she’d like to be president. I’m not sure she wants to go through that kind of campaign again.”

Bill Bourquin: Who is the top GOP presidential candidate [for 2016]? Will Jeb Bush run?

Haberman: “On Jeb Bush, I think probably not. There’s very little to indicate to me that he is looking very seriously at it, beyond, just sort of, making the rounds. I still have to give preference to Marco Rubio for demography, for a bunch of reasons, despite the beating he’s taking on immigration right now. Chris Christie is also still up there.”

Alan Pike: How do you regain the trust of politicians…after they’ve seen previous reporting from you that they consider to have been biased?

Haberman: “I get it from both directions. The left and the right, which I tend to thinks means we’re doing our job. But I also think my job is not to be trusted by the politicians. I think the job is to be trusted by readers.”

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Lightning Round:

Favorite Film About Politics?

Haberman: “Bulworth”

Must-Read News Site (Besides Politico)?

Haberman: “The New York Times. It’s pretty comprehensive.”

Must-Follow Twitter Account?

Haberman: “@ABurnsPolitico, my colleague at Politico, Alex Burns.”

One Piece of Advice for Young Journalists?

Haberman: “Try not to worry too much about people liking you in this job.”

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