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Clinton Suggests She is Seriously Thinking About Running for President

Hillary Clinton says she’d still like to be president and suggested a decision about whether she will run will be made after the November nidterm elections.

Hillary’s comment came in a response to a question she must have expected was made during an interview with journalist Kara Swisher in New York. This is the clearest indication I’ve heard that she is seriously thinking about getting in. Earlier this month, a former top aide floated what appeared to be a trial balloon about a potential Clinton Campaign #3, saying the chances of her running were “not zero.”

Question: We’re going to talk about 2020 in a minute. Do you want to run again?

Clinton: No. No.

Question: That was a pause…

Clinton: Well I’d like to be president. I think, hopefully, when we have a Democrat in the Oval Office in January of 2021, there’s going to be so much work to be done. I mean we have confused everybody in the world, including ourselves. We have confused our friends and our enemies. They have no idea what the United States stands for, what we’re likely to do, what we think is important, so the work would be work that I feel very well prepared for having been at the Senate for eight years, having been a diplomat in the State Department, and it’s just going to be a lot of heavy lifting.

Question: So are you going to be doing any of that lifting? Do you feel like …

Clinton: Oh I have no idea, Kara, but I’m going to … I’m not even going to even think about it ’til we get through this November 6 election about what’s going to happen after that, but I’m going to everything in my power to make sure we have a Democrat in the White House come January of 2021.

Note the usual tiresome Clinton lawyerly responses. Swisher phrased the question poorly, asking if she would “want” to run again. That gave Clinton a way to kind of deny she’s running by saying “no” – of course she doesn’t want to run for president. Who would? She wants to be president.

Clinton doesn’t want to seem too eager, which is why she is being unclear here. But she speaks carefully, and it’s very notable that she says “I’d like to be president” rather than “I wanted to be president.”

Her comments come at about the 35:10 mark below.

10 Responses to Clinton Suggests She is Seriously Thinking About Running for President

  1. Here is a short You Tube about her comment.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=WePip2vHbfI

    It appears to me she does not have the stamina to be president. Most times she is seated in an easy chair. Plus she appears to be wearing some sort of brace. She has no idea ho unpopular she is. She has no program It is just all about her and her right to be president. I can’t see people electing her over President Trump in 2020.

    • Hillary, as you noted doesn’t have the stamina due to failing health.
      She barely made it thru the last campaign.
      If Hillary hits the campaign trail again she won’t make it all the way, she’ll collapse.
      It will be in public, but I expect the media will cover for her…again.

  2. I expect to run again. She hears the narrative that I won the popular vote, the ppl want and need me. I deserve to be President.
    Sad to say, but with all of the nut candidates to her left, she will present herself in the primaries as the only option that can beat Trump. So self centered. Plus she has to be the 1st woman to win to cement that Clinton legacy.

  3. Run Hillary Run!

    So you can lose for the THIRD time!

    “Clinton went on to tout her credentials to prove why she’s qualified to be president.

    ‘The work would be work that I feel very well-prepared for, having been in the Senate for 8 years, having been a diplomat in the State Department. It’s just gonna be a lot of heavy lifting,’ she said.”

    This woman just cannot accept that she lost. Must be all that”chardonnay” she drank to help her get over losing. Except that she hasn’t gotten over it.

    The woman is an alcoholic.

  4. I loved it when President Trump joked that he would nominate her for the next Supreme Court vacancy. That way the Senate sub committee could fully investigate her.

  5. At this rate, Cankles the Zombie will be running for president in 2068.

    Someone at the DNC needs to take her aside, and gently but firmly, tell her that she will not screw the party over yet again. took

    It took Bill Clinton’s con artistry to bring the Democrats back from the debacle that was Walter Mondale. And Slick Willie arguably got away with it because there was no alternative media in 1992.

    Nowadays, sounding like a moderate makes you unelectable in deep-blue districts. More to the point, everything in politics is recorded these days.

    So unless the Democrats have someone coming up the ranks who can win outside the progressive bubble, another Clinton wipeout in 2020 would do structural, and perhaps irreversible, damage to the Democrat Party.

    And one-party states are not a good thing. So, yeah…sit down and shut up, Cacklepants, before you hurt the party again.