- Many of Clinton's recent actions suggest she's considering a 2020 run.
- During a New York meeting half a dozen Democratic donors expressed concerns with the current candidate pool.
- After 2016, many Democrat voters are unsure and uneasy about Clinton.
Hillary Clinton, who has stated on multiple occasions that she won the 2016 presidential election, has recently made hints at the possibility of a 2020 run. The two time presidential candidate is hesitant to make any direct statements one way or the other, but now seems to be leaning towards throwing her hat in the ring.
Clinton has been continuously talking about her 2016 defeat and the possible causes behind it. She’s blamed Russian trolls, white supremacists, and misogynists for her loss but has never addressed the fact the she as a person, her actions, her message, and her campaign strategy may have contributed to her loss.
A recent twitter response from Clinton has many speculating that she’s looking at a 2020 run. On October 8, President Donald Trump tweeted “I think that Crooked Hillary Clinton should enter the race to try and steal it away from Uber Left Elizabeth Warren. Only one condition. The Crooked one must explain all of her high crimes and misdemeanors including how & why she deleted 33,000 Emails AFTER getting ‘C’ Subpoena!”
Clinton replied, “Don’t tempt me. Do your job.” Clinton received some satirical encouragement from Breitbart News, a prominent conservative news agency, who tweeted, “Run Hillary Run.” Breitbart’s tweet reflects the views of many Republicans, believing that Clinton no longer has the support or backing to face Donald Trump.
Democrats have a mixed view of Clinton declaring her candidacy. Recently about a half dozen Democratic donors gathered in New York to discuss concerns about the current Democratic frontrunners. The donors expressed doubt that Biden could beat Trump. They were concerned about the former vice president’s inability to fundraise and possible complications involving Hunter Biden’s dealings in Ukraine. The group also felt that Sanders and Warren were to liberal to win against the President.
These concerns could open up the possibility for a Clinton run, but many Democrats aren’t sure. Clinton has now lost two presidential elections and has proven largely unable to enthuse young voters, something Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren excel at. She left many voters feeling unsure and uneasy about some of her actions, decisions, (as well as the accusations against her) after the last election. It’s not unheard of for a presidential candidate to make a comeback after a defeat, but that may not be an option for Clinton. The party may not be able to get behind her again.
Philippe Reines, longtime top advisor to Clinton, told Foxnews that she had not totally ruled out running. This, added to the fact that the New York Times reported that Clinton stated she would declare her candidacy if she felt certain that she would win, has caused many to wonder if the two time presidential candidate will run again.