Hillary Clinton has given no public indication that she wants to challenge Donald Trump to a rematch in 2020, and there are very few liberal pundits or publications pushing her to reconsider. Most on the left are loathe to admit that Clinton bears full responsibility for her own loss in 2016, but they tacitly acknowledge the truth by gently encouraging her to sit the next one out. You’ve had your chance (two of them, in fact) and you blew it. Time to let someone else take the lead.
But the fact is that Hillary Clinton is still Hillary Clinton, and you know damn well she still wants to be the first female president so badly she can taste it. No way is it enough to have simply been the first woman to head a major party ticket. That might get you a footnote in the history books, but it’s not going to get your face on a coin anytime soon. No, to really break history wide open, you have to achieve the un-achievable. You have to…as we heard so many damn times…break the glass ceiling into a million pieces. To do that, you have to win the big prize – the White House. We’re not convinced that she’s going to watch the next election from the sidelines.
If she does make a third bid for the White House, however, at least one pollster thinks it will be a failed one. Molly Murphy of ALG Research, a Democratic Party polling firm, said this week that a recent American Barometer survey indicates that Clinton does not have enough support from the American voter to take the election. In an interview with The Hill, Murphy said that only 44% of voters would back the former Secretary of State if she were to run again.
“That’s not enough to get you re-elected,” she said.
We would not be surprised to see Clinton make another go of it, even still. For one thing, the same American Barometer poll had Trump’s re-election numbers underwater as well, so the playing field would look a lot like it did in 2016. True, Clinton did not actually win that contest, but hey, James Comey is out of the FBI, so her chances are, like, way better, right? Plus, the Democrats have no one of interest to run against her for the nomination; if Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are the best they can do, Clinton may indeed have a shot at securing the ticket once more.
We’re not sure this country can actually withstand Trump Vs. Hillary, Part II, but it may be on the way, like it or not.