Honestly. People talked about moving to Canada if President Trump were elected. Of course, they all stayed and are now enjoying the benefit of his fantastic economy.
But if Hillary Clinton ran again, I might have to move to Canada. And not just Canada. I’m talking Saskatchewan.
Forget that she’d ruin the country. I just couldn’t stand to listen to her – to her, Bill and yes, the increasingly annoying Chelsea – for a whole 18 months.
Her former top press aide and senior strategist Philippe Reines floated what looks a lot like a trial balloon, commenting to Politico that she could run again and her name should be “in the mix.” Look, given the quality of the prospective Democratic field, I’d say, yes, she could get the nomination. But if someone reasonably strong emerges, then definitely not.
Because Hillary Clinton is the consummate has-been.
According to Politico:
“It’s curious why Hillary Clinton’s name isn’t in the mix—either conversationally or in formal polling—as a 2020 candidate,” said Philippe Reines, her longtime gatekeeper in the Senate and at the State Department. “She’s younger than Donald Trump by a year. She’s younger than Joe Biden by four years. Is it that she’s run before? This would be Bernie Sanders’ second time, and Biden’s third time. Is it lack of support? She had 65 million people vote for her.”
Even if half of those people would no longer support Clinton in another election, Reines argued, “there’s no one in the Democratic Party who has anywhere near a base of 32 million people. That’s multiples of what a Sanders or a Warren have.”
Reines said his biggest fear for the Democratic Party is that they realize, only in hindsight, that dismissing Clinton for the errors she made in 2016 was a mistake.
“Chalking the loss up to her being a failed candidate is an oversimplification,” Reines said. “She is smarter than most, tougher than most, she could raise money easier than most, and it was an absolute fight to the death.”
Does Reines plugging Clinton as a viable 2020 candidate mean that she’s running?
“It’s somewhere between highly unlikely and zero,” he said, “but it’s not zero.”