6:38 pm Nov. 14, 2012
Billionaire investor Warren Buffett endorsed the idea of Hillary Clinton for president in 2016, in an interview with CNN Money.
"I hope it's Hillary Clinton," he said when asked if he'd like to see a woman president.
"I like what she believes in and I think she's extraordinarily able, and energetic for that matter, in pushing those beliefs," he said. "I don't see how you could have anybody better qualified."
"I'm talking about 2016," he quickly added.
Buffett joins the Buffalo News in offering an exceedingly early endorsement of Clinton, who has said she'll spend the next year relaxing before she considers her future plans.
Buffett's endorsement doesn't come with a big payout though. He told CNN he didn't contribute to any super PACs in 2012.
"I don't like unlimited money in politics," he said, adding, "I just think it's wrong."