Hillary Clinton's Campaign Van Is Nicknamed 'Scooby'
Those crazy kids. Hillary Clinton, her Secret Service agents and an aide are road tripping from New York to Iowa. And they’re doing it in a van named for a dog and those meddling kids.
That’s right, Clinton’s campaign van is nicknamed “Scooby,” after the hit 1970s animated television series The Scooby-Doo Show, one of her aides told the Associated Press.
Clinton announced her decision to run for president on Sunday with a campaign video on her official website. She hit the road in Scooby that day, heading for Iowa, where her first campaign event is slated for Tuesday.
“When Hillary first told us that she was ready to hit the road for Iowa, we literally looked at her and said, ‘Seriously?’ And she said, ‘Seriously,’ ” aide Huma Abedin said in a conference call with supporters, according to AP.
“This was her idea, and she’s been really excited about it since she came up with it.”
The 67-year-old grandmother hinted at her desire to run in an interview with PEOPLE last year. “I am very happy doing what I’m doing right now, at the same time I am concerned about what I see happening in the country and in the world,” she said.
Added Clinton: “I’m sure I will think more about what role I can – or, in my mind should – play and I’ll reach a decision [about running].”