If Hillary wins two terms, the Harvard-Yale string in the presidency will reach 36 years

Conventional political wisdom currently holds that Hillary Clinton is the leading potential candidate for the U.S. presidency in 2016.

And if you consider that  four of the last five presidents have served two terms each, Hillary might well be ensconced in the White House until January of 2025. That would make it 36 straight years that we’ve had presidents who attended Yale or Harvard universities — or both.

Barack Obama is a Harvard graduate, as is the Republican who challenged him last year, Mitt Romney.

Obama’s immediate predecessor, George W. Bush, who went to both Yale and Harvard, defeated Harvard grad Al Gore in the 2000 presidential election and  Yale grad John Kerry in the 2004 election.

Bush’s immediate predecessor, Yale man Bill Clinton, won the presidency in 1992 from Yale man George H.W. Bush. The senior Bush defeated a Harvard man Michael Dukakis in the presidential election of 1988.

The other Harvard and Yale men who served as U.S. presidents are Gerald Ford, John F. Kennedy, Franklin D. Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, Theodore Roosevelt, Rutherford B. Hayes, John Quincy Adams and John Adams.

Oh, and all nine current members of the U.S. Supreme Court attended either Yale or Harvard.



  1. What? Nobody from Eureka?

  2. Craig Knauss

    I wonder how many of them were also members of “Skulls”. It would be interesting to find out.

  3. Craig: Skull and Bones, a secret society at Yale, hasn’t published membership rosters since 1971. But the U.S. presidents who are said to have been members are William Howard Taft, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush. John Kerry also was a member.

  4. I am so glad to report to anyone that I was among the first one to strategyze and to predict the arrival of the Hillary Rh. Clinton as President as first woman in USA by the year 2016. And I did say when this occurs not if, the Democratic Party is poised to hold on the White House up to 2020 and beyond. Now, we start to see the revelation as a reality. Let’s wait and see. However, I’ll not standby to let others to say that they have been the first to do so. We can prove it. Maybe, we will have to share it by proving me they did ii by 2008.

  5. shawnnews

    Having Havard and Yale presidents hasn’t done us a bit of service. We still have people believing in supply-side economics as the single solution to the problems it actually caused.

  6. Hillary Clinton is eminently qualified for the office of President by the standards of most of her Democratic Party predecessors.

    Like her hubby and the current DINO-in-chief, she is not burdened by any pesky core moral values and has proved herself to be a dedicated and effective corporate prostitute and first-class prevaricator.

    Is it any wonder that the corporate media has anointed her as their Presidential heiress apparent?

    As for the wisdom of entrusting so many of our governmental leadership positions to the alumni of the Yale/Harvard Axis of Elitism:

    I’d rather entrust the government of the United States to the first 400 people listed in the Boston telephone directory than to the faculty of Harvard University.
    William F. Buckley, Jr.

  7. I don’t want to go further than what I have been saying so far. I prefer to wait for other comments.

  8. Pierre: Go ahead. The post above is now more than 48 hours old. There’s not likely to be many more comments.

  9. Yesterday, I did notice another endorsement from one of the most respected Democrat Strategist, Mr. David Axelrod. He did acknowledge that Hillary R. Clinton is vied to win the Presidential of the 2016 Election. However, he didn’t have chance to read and go over my prediction about Hillary Rh. Clinton about the White House and the possibility for the Democratic Party to hold it with her from 2016 up to 2020 and beyond.

    This was the way I see it. I went further to say with this Pair Hillary Rh. Clinton and Joe Biden, in control of the Country with their landslides victory we can see a drastic change in the Policy of International Food Aid and the Poverty of the Developing Countries with their 20% of the 7 Billion inhabitants of the Planet in Poverty facing the Famine of the 2015 mostly in the Continent of Africa, Asia-Pacific, Latin Americas, The Caribbean Islands and Haiti. The NGOs will be regulated in their services. I have no doubt we will be able to continue the efforts of President Barack H. Obama to mitigate, eliminate and eradicate “extreme Poverty” by the year 2030.

  10. Now, we are in 2014. We are not too far from my predictions and Hillary Rh.Clinton. I have no doubt she will have not only to face the pernicious extreme poverty of the Globe but with a concrete and a definite plan to eradicate hunger, famine and extreme Poverty of the face of the Globe. We have heard lot of positive comments about her coming to the rope and lay down her plans for the 2016. Even though we are not Politicians, however, we are ready to move with her whenever she embraces this phase of her program if we are called to be involved in. I am anxiously waiting for the day that she will come publicly and make this announcement. From that date on, my pronostics and strategies will start taking form and meaning to become a reality.

  11. Pierre, how blessed we Applesauce fans are to know that you are the first person in the world that predicted Hillary would win in 2016. Any other grandiose predictions for 2014? Like who is going to win the Super Bowl? Any stock picks?

    • Thank you for your comments Neftali, Applesauce fans people. Very soon I plan to let you and Applesauce Fans to know something about the Finances and the Econmic of the Country and the World and Poverty of the rest of the Planet with its actual 9 Billion inhabitants among the Developing Countries. In my next report we will watch closely the development of China Economy and that of the Continent of Africa and its surprising role in the World Economy.

  12. Today, they are talking about Hillary Rh. Clinton last statement on Job’s creation. I just comment on one of her statement. “Business doesn’t create Jobs”. I just respond to let people know that I fully agree with her statement. The only one factor creating Jobs according to me are Policies. They can either create or kill jobs. All depend on the types of Policies in place during someone Administration, Jobs can be either created or killed.Businesses are there to make profits. This is their main goal.

    • You say Hillary in 2016, I say Jeb Bush and claimed that earlier this year. I’m not a republican, just looking at the political cycles and the usual disgust the American people have with each president and their party after 8 years.

      My gut feeling is the Repubs, if they win and keep projected majority status in one and probably both houses, will take this country further to the right when it comes to social programs and the austerity they are itching for. The only way the repubs could go further right for the corporations is if they changed the title of POTUSA to CFOOTUSA, because that’s what the president does, ensures profits by claiming to represent the best interest of the people and national security by as you note, developing corporate friendly policies accordingly. Profits to the Military Industrial Complex, the Big Investment Banks, the Pharmacueticals, the Insurance companies, et al, is the first priority.

      The democrats are not fighters except amongst themselves, they just sit back and take the crumbs they are handed. Long ago the democratic party hyerarchy ceded power to the republicans with the idea that the dems had the 20th century, the repubs can have the 21st century. It began with Reagan, Clinton helped that direction along, GW took it to the next level and Obama continued in the footsteps of his predecessor.

      The left is F’d… they’d much rather fight amongst their own and not hold their leaders accountable because as I was told at the local grass roots level, they’re our friends, we can’t be that assertive. So we get happy talk, but they rollover more often than a tumbling tire on a rocky downhill journey. The dems sold out the people long ago when they became just as addicted to corporate dollars as the repubs. Change begins at the street level and there is nobody leading the left against the corporate takeover of our nation. The last leaders the people on the left had were from the 60s and somewhat with Jimmy Carter, since then they’ve been nothing but happy talkers in bed with the same corporations the republicans are. Hillary will be no different.

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