(CNN) - A couple of high-profile events put on by Republicans and Democrats this week may have offered a glimpse into both party's likely candidates in the next Presidential Election.
If you were putting together a fantasy team of 2016 Presidential candidates, you'd probably pick from this week's lineup, and start right here in Chicago.
"It's called 'too small to fail'…It's designed to help parents and teachers, businesses and communities to learn from the latest scientific research on brain development," said Hilary Clinton.
Private citizen Hillary Clinton has turned her attention to a philanthropic domestic agenda, leaving attendees here at this week's Clinton Global Initiative meeting buzzing that she'll be the odds-on favorite for the democratic nomination three years from now.
(Question) Do you want her to run for president? "Absolutely; I think if there's any woman who can do it, Hillary is the woman, so I would love to see her run for president," said Victoria Schramm, CGI Meeting Attendee .
The only other Democrat who got even minor attention this week, and who could be in the 2016 mix, is Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, but he was a distant second fiddle to the main event.
However, the curious attraction at the Democrats' party in Chicago was the appearance of another potential 2016 hopeful, a Republican. Fresh off slow jamming the news with Jimmy Fallon, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is set to take the stage with Bill Clinton.
"How do you give people a sense of hope and also do it in a smart way?" Said Gov. Chris Christie.
It could easily be a preview of the next general election, giving political watchers a visual image now of heavyweights pitted against another, sharing the stage.
Maybe a sly move by Christie, but it may not have sat well with the conservatives who would have to select him as their standard-bearer.
"He's more moderate, so, that's probably why, you know. He's kinda got a bad rap from hanging out with Obama," said Brandon Patterson, Faith & Freedom Coalition Attendee.
Christie opted for the Clinton event instead of the faith and freedom coalition's conference, a conservative cattle call of likely GOP Presidential contenders going on in Washington.
Jeb Bush, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio and Paul Ryan all took turns addressing the party faithful.
"What the American people are seeing every day is they turn on their tv screens, as they see these investigations, as they see this overreach is, this is not what I bargained for," said Rep. Paul Ryan.
Of course, Paul Ryan won't face off against president Obama again. If the last two days are any indication, the next three years in politics are shaping up to be Hillary Clinton versus the republicans.