Speculation is rife that Hillary Clinton is considering yet another run for the presidency as close friends, and strategists tell her that she could very well win the Democratic nomination a second time. At the same time, Clinton is doing everything she can to remain in the public eye by publicly speaking out against Republicans and their policies.
Unfortunately for Clinton, her failure to get out of the limelight doesn’t sit well with independent, moderate voters or even many of her Democrat colleagues. When she stated on national TV that it was impossible to be civil to Republicans, it generated unwanted attention across the nation. Vulnerable Democrats who are running in states that Trump won in 2016 were quick to condemn the comments even as far-left progressives in other areas latched onto them.
Clinton then followed up her controversial statements by coming out and defending her husband’s affair with Ms. Lewinsky, stating that it was not an abuse of power even though Ms. Lewinsky thinks otherwise. To make matters worse, these aren’t the only gaffes that will follow the twice-failed presidential candidate should she decide to run again. Her infamous “deplorables” comments will not go forgotten, and the fact that she has blamed her election losses on almost every single person in the country except herself will also be remembered. There are also the multiple scandals that dogged her failed 2016 campaign, including the fact that even the FBI admitted she was “grossly negligent” in handling her email communications when she served as Secretary of State under former President Barack Obama.
Nonetheless, none of the above issues seem to pose a problem for Hillary’s advisors. They note that while there are plenty of Democrats who seem eager and willing to run for the presidency in 2020, few have the name recognition that Hillary Clinton has. If Joe Biden doesn’t run, Hillary would be the best-known Democrat candidate. There is a good chance she would have to contend with Sen. Bernie Sanders once again, but it’s a fight that she won once and could win again.
Other potential candidates such as senators Kamala Harris, Cory Booker and Elizabeth Warren would not be able to outdo her as their popularity levels are even lower than Sen. Sanders’ is. It should be noted that Mrs. Clinton’s advisors do have a point: If Joe Biden doesn’t run, there is actually a very good chance that Hillary Clinton would once again become the Democrat nominee for the presidency. At the same time, journalists are already talking about ways that she could win the upcoming election, with at least one noting that she may be able to achieve better results if she paints herself as a moderate in a field of hardline progressives. However, the emphasis seems to be on her ability to win a bruising Democrat primary rather than actually win an electoral victory against President Trump.
It remains to be seen if Hillary Clinton will jump back into the fray and declare herself a presidential candidate for the upcoming 2020 presidential elections. Like many other potential Democratic contenders, she appears to be waiting for the results of the upcoming midterm elections before officially declaring herself a candidate. However, it is clear that she is keeping that option open. She believes she was unfairly denied the chance to become president in 2016, and her power-hungry nature is most likely urging her to find ways to “make this wrong right.”
The fact that this relic of the Democratic establishment remains in the limelight and is still eager for any opportunity to act as a standard bearer for her party clearly shows that she is not willing to accept the fact that an overwhelming number of voters don’t care for her. If she does run again, the move is sure to please not just her Democrat fans, but also Republicans who would be more than happy to remind voters how easy she is to beat.
~ Conservative Zone