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.
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.”
Favorite Film About Politics?
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.”