Answering a voter in Decorah, Iowa on appointing President Obama as Supreme Court Judge, Hilary Clinton said she is for the idea. In her response, Clinton was heard saying, “Wow, what a great idea. Nobody has ever suggested that to me. Wow, I love that, wow. He may have a few other things to do, but I tell you that’s a great idea.” Acknowledging the fact that the president has the prerogative to appoint Supreme Court judges, Clinton was open to this idea. Moreover, nearly 50% of the judges in the Supreme Court have served more than 20 to 30 years and are reaching their 80s.
Clinton reiterated the fact that new judges are required to understand the new challenges faced. She also said that it is not an easy task as the Senate has to approve the judge’s appointments. Clinton admitted that he had all the credential to become a judge as he can start and the argument being a law professor by profession. The Democratic Party presidential candidate added that Obama has all the qualifications to become a judge. She also said that since the Senate approval is needed for the appointment, she called for the support of the voters.
Clinton was noted as saying, “He’s brilliant and he can set forth an argument, and he was a law professor. He’s got all the credentials. Now, we do have to get a Democratic Senate to get him confirmed, so you’re going to have to help me on that.”
It may be noted that Obama taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago. He attended the Harvard Law School and had the credit of being the first black president of the school of Harvard Law Review. But the president of United States, Barrack Obama may not be interested in this posting, as he had earlier informed in an interview in the year 2014 in the New Yorker that he does not have the temperament to sit in the chamber to write opinions. Obama also made it clear that he did not choose to clerk once he was out of the law school because he was not because he was an older student.