When Hillary Clinton lost in 2016, Americans thought they had seen the last of her.
They sent a clear message: go away.
But now a top aide dropped a bombshell about her challenging Trump in 2020.
Philippe Reines is one of Hillary’s longest tenured and most trusted advisors.
He’s been with her since 2002 and he even played as Donald Trump in debate prep for her campaign.
Reines gave an interview to Politico where he revealed that there is a chance Hillary could run for President again in 2020.
The Week reports:
Philippe Reines, who worked for Hillary Clinton going back to 2002 and was her senior adviser at the State Department, made the argument to Politico Friday that the former Democratic nominee might actually be the party’s best hope for defeating Trump in 2020. He said no other Democrat has “anywhere near a base of 32 million people,” especially not Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) or Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.). The party, he feels, shouldn’t dismiss her as a failed candidate because she’s “smarter” and “tougher” than most, and she “could raise money easier than most.”
But it doesn’t sound like this is just wishful thinking on his part. He really thinks it could happen, saying the chances of Clinton running in 2020 are “not zero.”
Publicly, Clinton has said she will not run again, but Reines doesn’t sound so sure she’ll keep her word on that. Politico explored Clinton’s careful re-entry into the political arena, noting that she’s going on tour with former President Bill Clinton this fall and has reportedly even called up journalists who cover the White House to put out “the occasional feeler.”
Clinton would run in 2020 on the fact that she won the completely useless popular vote.
That would be her talking point.
But a third Clinton campaign would be a disaster.
She’s even more unpopular now than when she ran.
However, no one should underestimate the sense of entitlement and shamelessness that resides within Hillary Clinton.
She put up with decades of humiliation from Bill Clinton’s affairs because she figured the ultimate payoff was the Presidency.
And she could be so blinded by ambition that she can’t see how disastrous a third bid for the White House would be.
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.