by Geoffrey Grinder, Now The End Begins:
The Crooked One Hillary Clinton leaves door open to 2020 run: ‘We have to nominate best’ candidate implying herself
The Crooked One Hillary Clinton just can’t help herself, in every interview she is giving now she is teasing speculation that she is going to run again. The Democratic Party knows that none of the current 2020 candidates they have now could beat Trump in a general election, which is why they are so desperate to impeach him. But could a late in the game Clinton run for the nomination actually happen? Sadly, yes, it absolutely could.
In 2016, when Bernie Fever was reaching stratospheric heights, the Democrats, instead of capitalizing on it and giving him the nod, they rigged the process in Hillary’s favor and threw the one person who could possibly beat Trump by the wayside. Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory is typical of the level of thinking in the Democratic Party. Is Hillary 3.0 the upcoming “October Surprise” from the DNC? Well, if the video below of Hillary’s latest interview is any indication, it looks like it is already in the works.
“Who should run against Trump? How about Hillary Clinton?”
FROM THE STAMFORD ADVOCATE: When the 2020 Democratic presidential contest kicked off earlier this year, the massive field was hailed as the most diverse in history, with candidates who spanned the ideological spectrum and offered enough in a broad buffet of options to entice any voter. But after 10 months of campaigning and 15 hours of nationally televised debates, another emotion is rising: anxiety.
Party leaders and activists are citing weakness in all of the leading contenders, including former vice president Joe Biden, who has been forced on the defensive about his family’s ethics, performed haltingly in debates and set off alarms with his poor fundraising. They also fret that the two other top-ranking candidates, Sens. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., are too liberal to win a general election. Other candidates have had moments to shine, but none yet has fully transformed that into anything approaching momentum.
Clinton just last week alleged Democrat Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is a “Russian asset” planted to sabotage the party.
“YOU GOT TO BE IN A POSITION WHERE THE PUBLIC AND THE PRESS DON’T FALL FOR THAT AGAIN,” CLINTON SAID, REFERRING TO FAKE NEWS IN THE 2016 ELECTION. “SO WE NEED TO VET OUR CANDIDATES BY PUSHING THEM HARD, THAT’S PART OF THE PROCESS, SO WE SEE HOW PEOPLE WITHSTAND WHAT WILL BE A BRUTAL ATTACK ON THEM FROM THE RIGHT, AND THE RUSSIANS AND ALL THEIR ALLIES. SO THAT’S WHAT WE SHOULD BE LOOKING FOR,” SHE SAID, CONCLUDING HER BACKHANDED SELF-PROMOTION.
Oprah Winfrey, an early backer of Barack Obama who was initially enthusiastic about former Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke, has repeatedly begged Disney CEO Bob Iger to jump into the race. Hillary Clinton, according to two people close to her, has not ruled out jumping in herself, a sign that she is hearing similar dissatisfaction.
“You can imagine much stronger candidates,” said Elaine Kamarck, a Democratic National Committee member. She pines for Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, who declined to run, or an outsider like retired admiral William McRaven, who oversaw the 2011 raid that killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden.
JOHN COALE, A MAJOR DONOR TO BOTH BILL AND HILLARY CLINTON, WAS MORE BLUNT. “THEY DON’T HAVE ANYBODY WHO CAN WIN THE GENERAL ELECTION,” HE SAID.
That has helped propel speculation about Hillary Clinton, the 2016 party nominee, although aides say the likelihood of her seeking a rematch with Trump remains slim. Those close to Clinton, speaking on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to comment on her behalf, say she has felt vindicated over the past few weeks as Trump’s political difficulties have deepened. That sentiment was reinforced this week when the State Department announced its probe into emails sent to a private server, a major complication of her 2016 campaign, found no evidence of deliberate mishandling of classified information by department employees.
“Ultimately, it’s unlikely she would do it,” said one person who has spoken with her. “But put it this way: It ain’t zero. And does she think about it all the time? Absolutely.”
Allies have passed around an op-ed that appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, written by former San Francisco mayor Willie Brown, with the headline, “Who should run against Trump? How about Hillary Clinton?” READ MORE
Hillary Clinton talks about the 2020 presidential election
Hillary Clinton and daughter Chelsea stopped in Portland, Oregon on their book tour. Cheryl Strayed asked Clinton who she will support in 2020. Hillary Clinton and her daughter Chelsea were at Portland’s Revolution Hall on Saturday to talk about the book they wrote together. Watch and listen as the Crooked One teases jumping into the 2020 fray.