One of the most bitter and exhausting elections may have a rematch if Hillary Clinton, postulated to make a third attempt at the Presidency, runs in 2020.
According to a piece in the NY Post, emails were sent by Clinton five times, touting how Onward Together, her Super PAC is poised to help defeat Trump, if he seeks reelection.
According to author Michael Goodwin:
Most seized on headline events, such as the family-separation issue at the southern border.
Under the message line, “horrific,” she wrote June 18: “This is a moral and humanitarian crisis. Everyone of us who has ever held a child in their arms, and every human being with a sense of compassion and decency should be outraged.” She said she warned about Trump’s immigration policies during the 2016 campaign.
Three days later, she was back again, saying that her group, Onward Together, raised $1 million and would split it among organizations working to change border policy, including the American Civil Liberties Union and a gaggle of immigrant, refugee, Latino and women’s groups.
And the day after Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement, Clinton introduced a newly minted resistance partner. Called Demand Justice, it promises to protect “reproductive rights, voting rights and access to health care” by keeping Senate Democrats united in opposing any conservative Trump nominee.
Many times, rumors get circulated not by the opposing party but by the affected one in an attempt to test the waters to see how the nation would react prior to millions of dollars being raised.
So would another run by Hillary Clinton be viable, and more importantly, successful?
In 2016, she did have a successful campaign securing the popular vote of 65,845,063 to Trump’s 62,980,160. One reason for her failure to secure the electoral college was her sideline battle with Bernie Sanders, 76, who will most likely not run again.
In fact, besides the media frenzy that surrounded Oprah’s presidential aspiration rumors, there has not seemed to be any media chatter regarding the next Democratic stand out.
Funding won’t be an issue as Clinton’s super PAC appears to have an easy time raising money for the already wealthy candidate.
However, her success will be based on a multitude of factors going right this time.
Her health will be at the center of discussion as footage of stumbles, dizzy spells, braces, and secret service agents donning syringes were previously captured and used to illustrate a medical record with a poor political prognosis.
Democrats may frown upon Clinton’s age, who would be 72 during the next election, suggesting a two-term presidency would carry her into her 80’s. And as presidents need to frequently stump for their Congressmen in tumultuous smaller elections, some may worry about her resilience and stamina.
Trump is gaining popularity. With a stronger economy and lower unemployment rate democratic voters may find themselves doing better that they were a few years back making them less likely to “hate” the incumbent, despite disagreeing with some of his policies.
So do I think she’ll run? Maybe. Despite the Clintons hating to lose, they’ll seize an opportunity if no one else does. As Ben Stein called roll in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, we may hear the Democrats saying, “Anyone…..anyone……..?”