The Democrats have such a weak field and so little time to turn it around before filing deadlines that Hillary Clinton is being pushed to run again. I kid you not and she’s seriously considering it even if she says it’s not in her plans right now. Former Secretary of State and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton told BBC Radio 5 Live she was under “enormous pressure” to consider a 2020 White House run.
When Clinton was asked about her future in politics, she said, “I feel a sense of responsibility partly because you know my name was on the ballot, I got more votes, but ended up losing to the current incumbent in the White House who I think is really undermining our democracy in very fundamental ways. And I want to retire him.”
Clinton was also asked if she would rule out running in 2020 and said, “I, as I say never, never, never say never. I will certainly tell you. I’m under enormous pressure from many, many, many people to think about it. But as of this moment, sitting here in this studio talking to you, that is absolutely not in my plans.” Sure it isn’t.
From The Hill:
“The former secretary of State and New York senator says she thinks “all the time” about “what kind of president” she would’ve been had she not lost in 2016 to President Trump, and “what I would’ve done differently, and what it would’ve meant to our country and to the world.”
“I feel a sense of responsibility partly because, you know, my name was on the ballot, I got more votes, but ended up losing to the current incumbent in the White House who I think is really undermining our democracy in very fundamental ways,” Clinton said. “And I want to retire him.”
“The ex-first lady’s remarks came during a promotional push for the book she co-authored with her daughter, Chelsea Clinton, “Gutsy Women.”
“The pair was also asked by Barnett about coverage of Meghan Markle, the duchess of Sussex.
“I think there’s absolutely a racist and a sexist element to what’s going on here,” said Chelsea Clinton, 39.
“Last month, Prince Harry announced he and his wife were filing a lawsuit against a British tabloid for allegedly publishing portions of a private letter written by Markle.
“The American-born former actress had said in an October interview that she struggled with intense scrutiny by the media. “Not many people have asked if I’m OK, but it’s a very real thing to be going through behind the scenes,” Markle told Britain’s ITV.
“I have a great deal of feeling toward and about her,” Hillary Clinton said of Markle. “It’s one thing to be told what it’ll be like when you step onto the biggest stage with the brightest spotlight, joining the royal family, becoming president or first family in our country, and yet it still is really hard to imagine. It takes some getting used to have your every move analyzed and scrutinized.”
“The royal couple, Clinton said, is “struggling to have a life of meaning and integrity on their own terms.”
“People don’t choose who they fall in love with,” she added. “I feel as a mother, I just want to put my arms around her. I want to hug her. I want to tell her to hang in there. Don’t let those bad guys get you down.”‘
Clinton is still constantly thinking about how things would be if she had won. She just can’t let it go. “I think about what kind of president I would have been all the time,” Clinton said during an interview with BBC Radio 4’s Mishal Husain. “I think about what I would have done. How, obviously, I would have been different. How I think I would have been a better, more successful president.” She would have destroyed this country once and for all but that never crosses her twisted mind.
If Clinton decided to join the race, she could be jumping in as a frontrunner — a hypothetical match-up between herself and former Vice President Joe Biden in the Democratic primary showed that the two would be virtually tied. A Harvard Harris poll conducted in mid-October found that 18% of Democrats would throw their support behind Clinton, trailing Biden by only one point and within the margin of error.
We may be in for round two between Trump and Clinton. If so, she’ll get trounced even more thoroughly this time out. I really hope she runs.