It’s only been a few months since Hillary Clinton lost her bid for the presidency for a second time. Now, experts are already predicting that she will run for president for a third time in 2020.
Clinton has spent the past few months blaming everyone she can for her loss to Donald Trump. In a new piece for the New York Post, Michael Goodwin says that this is a strong indication that she has another presidential run already in the works.
After weeks of inching her way back, she gave an interview last week at a Women for Women event. Her explanation for why she lost shows that the new Hillary is the same as the old Hillary,” Goodwin wrote. “Full of finger-pointing and excuses, she was, as usual, devoid of any concession about her own shortcomings. She has shifted the entire email scandal, which she created by deciding to use a private server and lying about it to the public, to the shoulders of Russian hackers and FBI Director Jim Comey. To hear her tell it, she was an innocent victim of their skulduggery.”
“If the election had been on October 27, I would be your president,” she said, adding that Comey’s Oct. 28 letter reopening the probe into her handling of classified material “raised doubts in the minds of people who were inclined to vote for me and got scared off.”
“None of her spiel is new or different, and it leads me to conclude she has an unhealthy fixation on an election do-over,” Goodwin later added. “As improbable as it seems, I believe she wants to co-opt the Trump resistance and make it her base for a potential 2020 run.”
“Look at it this way: What are the chances Clinton is going back to battle to help elect Cory Booker or Andrew Cuomo in 2020? Zero and none,” he continued. “Raising and controlling money is Step One to her comeback, a step the Clintons have mastered. A Democratic operative once described them this way: ‘Fish gotta swim, and the Clintons gotta raise money.'”
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