Someone, please, STOP THIS WOMAN! This country not only showed that they have had enough of the Democrats with the presidency, but all over the board the Republicans gained power. Hillary, take the hint. Go retire and leave us in peace. PLEASE!
And honestly, after her 2016 run, does she really think the Dems will nominate her? The chances are slim.
According to Politico Magazine writer Matt Latimer, Hillary Clinton is already taking steps to ensure that she will be the Democratic nominee for the Presidency in 2020.
For some time, it seemed that she may have given up on the whole White House idea, but that may actually not be the case (despite what many of us would wish). No, she’s staying visible, and in a certain kind of campaign mode so that she can establish a framework for her upcoming nomination (assuming the Democrats are willing to have a fifth Clinton candidacy).
Latimer points out several things that indicate that Clinton is setting herself up for another run. Those things include:
- Shutting down the slush fund, otherwise known as the Clinton Global Initiative. This arm of the Clinton Foundation was the most scandal-ridden part of the Foundation that simply had to be cut off in order to have any chance at saving grace.
- Allowing rumors to circulate about her running for mayor of New York City. If her political career was over, she probably would have shut these rumors down, but perhaps by allowing them to continue about in the news it creates the opinion that “Hillary Clinton’s political fortunes aren’t in the rear-view mirror[.]”
- She trolled Donald Trump on Twitter after the Ninth Circuit’s decision on the travel ban. It’s almost like she’s still in campaign mode (perhaps because she is, albeit on the down-low).
- She has signed yet another book deal with Simon and Schuster. As if we need another one…
- Finally, she did not indicate an intention to retire in her concession speech. “Instead, Clinton talked more about the future—explicitly including herself in that future—than she did about the past.”
And you know what, it honestly is not that far-fetched. Another run wouldn’t be unprecedented in American history.
Al Gore first sought the presidency in 1988 and then again in 2000, when he won the popular vote against George W. Bush and came within a few hundred hanging chads of winning the decisive state of Florida. Anyone think Gore still doesn’t wonder what might have happened had he pursued a rematch against Bush four years later?
Yes, barring some calamity, Clinton is running. And this brave columnist will go one step further. Not only will Clinton run again, she has an excellent shot at getting the Democratic Party nomination again. But only if she approaches it quite differently. Here’s some advice for her.