'Sorry, Bill,' But Hillary Clinton's Favorite President Was A Republican!

  • by: Alan Duke

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Hillary Clinton was asked a tough question during CNN's Democratic Presidential Town Hall Monday night: Which U.S. president was the most inspiring to her?

CNN anchor Andrew Coumo reminded her she could only choose one, which put her on the spot considering her husband Bill Clinton was not her first choice.

"Sorry, President Obama, sorry, Bill," Hillary Clinton eventually answered.

The greatest president in her mind was Abraham Lincoln, the first Republican in the White House.

"Here was a man who was real politician, he was a great statesman," Clinton said. Lincoln, whose entire presidency was dominated by the U.S. Civil War was able to hold the country together, she said.

"While he was prosecuting that war to keep the Union together, he was building America," initiating work on the trans-American railway and other projects that proved vital to the post-war years.

"He was thinking about the future," she said.

  Alan Duke

Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after ending a 26-year career with CNN, where he mainly covered entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosted a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace" and hosted the podcast series "Stan Lee's World: His Real Life Battle with Heroes & Villains." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

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