You’re laughing and shaking your head, right?
He thinks Hillary Clinton has been running a stealth (up to now) warm – up effort to keep herself involved with Democrats that are aiming against Donald Trump on a national level…
Goodwin believes that with a wide open Democratic 2020 Presidential nomination field less then two years from when we would know the nomiee?
Hillary Clinton IS getting herself positioned for a third try at becoming the first woman President ….
Goodwin COULD be dreaming…..
I’m sure Clinton feels she won the last time….
If she can just get her state’s right?
With the Democratic Party locked in a battle between its far left wing and its far, far left wing, no single leader has emerged to unite it. Clinton is trying to play that role by being a mother hen to the fledgling activists drawn to politics by their hatred of Trump.
If they were active in 2016, most probably supported Bernie Sanders in his primary challenge to Clinton. But by helping to fund them now, she is putting them in her debt for later.
Ah, but will she need their support later? Is she really going to make a third run for the White House?
Not long ago, I told a group of friends, all liberal Dems, that I believed she was keeping open the possibility of a rematch against Trump, and might already have decided to run.
It was unanimous — they were horrified. “I would not give her a single cent,” one man, formerly a big donor to Clinton, said emphatically.
Their reasons are no surprise: Her moment has passed, she was a terrible candidate and her endless claims of victimhood are tiring rather than inspiring. It’s time to find new blood.
Those assessments are unassailable, and certainly are shared by the 20 or so Dems lining up to take their shot at the nomination.
Moreover, there isn’t any clamoring for another Clinton run in Hollywood or other leftist hotbeds. They want a new blockbuster, not a sequel to failure.
So she’s toast, right? Maybe.
On the other hand, the odds are zero that she is playing community organizer just to be a kingmaker. When it comes to money and power, the Clintons assume charity begins at home.
Here’s how I believe she sees the playing field, and why she can’t be ignored…..
Up to now she has NOT been included in 2020 Democratic Presidential nomination early polls….
In those polls?
Joe Biden leads and beats Trump by the widest margin….
I’ll speculate that the pollsters are reseting their next questions in their 2020 Dem Presidential polls to include Clinton….
If she comes in at 1, 2, 3 in these early polls?