Hillary recently said in an interview that she would like to be president, but it’s hard to picture her campaigning in 2020. She could barely handle the intensity two years ago. Even so, a former adviser says it’s going to happen.
Former Clinton adviser says Hillary will run in 2020
Two-time Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will mount a third bid for the White House, longtime Clinton adviser Mark Penn wrote in an op-ed published Sunday by The Wall Street Journal, predicting that the former first lady and secretary of state is readying a “Hillary 4.0” campaign for 2020.
In the Journal op-ed, Penn, an adviser and pollster to the Clintons from 1995-2008, and former New York City politician Andrew Stein wrote that in a 2020 run, Clinton would reinvent herself “as a liberal firebrand.” The twice-failed presidential candidate would not “let a little thing like two stunning defeats stand in the way of her claim to the White House,” they wrote.
Although she has routinely shot down talk of a 2020 run, Clinton said in an interview earlier this month that “I’d like to be president” after answering “no” when asked whether she wanted to run for president again.
Another longtime Clinton aide, Philippe Reines, told POLITICO last month that he thought it was odd Clinton’s name wasn’t “in the mix” of potential 2020 contenders, though he said more recently that he couldn’t think of a Democrat who would be able to successfully challenge President Donald Trump.
How do you think all the other Democrats who are planning to run in 2020 will react if Hillary gets back in the game? They probably wouldn’t be too happy about it.