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Don’t count Hillary out for 2020

Don’t count Hillary out for 2020

Until further notice, we should assume she’s running to get back that which is *rightfully* hers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7VBUOtwcyA

Donna Brazile’s revelation that the Hillary Clinton campaign co-opted the Democratic National Committee during the primaries was fairly devastating news to those still hoping for a Hillary 2020 run. The primaries being “rigged” further distances Bernie supporters, who provide all the energy in the party, from the Democrat establishment.

But make no mistake about it. Hillary WANTS to run again. She feels cheated (a feeling she well knows). She won the popular vote, and in her mind and that of her supporters, the election was STOLEN from her by James Comey and the Russians. To run in 2020 is simply to reclaim what rightfully is hers, in her mind. I can envision a campaign slogan along the lines of: “Hillary 2020, Returning the Presidency to its Rightful Owner.”

Michael Goodwin writing in the NY Post, however, says Brazile killed any hope of Hillary 2020, How the ex-DNC chair ruined Clinton’s chance at 2020:

Who’s afraid of the Clintons? Not Donna Brazile.

The explosive book by the former head of the Democratic National Committee is rocking the political world with its tales of Hillary Clinton’s brazen corruption and tawdry deceits. To add extra punch to her insider’s account, Brazile is telling interviewers that Clinton’s 2016 campaign was “sterile” and a “cult,” and mocking it as sexless and joyless.

She even writes that she considered trying to replace Clinton as the nominee over health concerns after the candidate collapsed at the 9/11 anniversary ceremony, a fact that demolishes the myth that suspicions about Clinton’s condition were the sole province of conservative partisans….

If it sticks, Brazile’s searing indictment of Hillary’s persona, ethics and political skills could prove fatal to her hopes for a 2020 comeback.

In fact, I believe that is the ultimate point of the book: to clear the Democratic decks for desperately needed new leadership and messages.

But Goodwin also acknowledges that Hillary’s comeback plan is plausible and in motion:

… Clinton’s comeback plan is not as crazy as it sounds. Until a new challenger comes along to knock her off the party pedestal, she remains the default Democrat….

Yet Clinton is also looking forward, having started a new slush fund that could easily become a campaign super PAC. It’s called Onward Together, and she cited it in a volley of tweets where she claimed credit for the Democrats’ wins in the New Jersey and ­Virginia governors races.

“Last night was a great reminder of what’s possible when we come together and fight for what we believe in,” she tweeted Wednesday. “So I wanted to take a few minutes to celebrate the extraordinary successes of a few groups I — and Onward Together — proudly fight alongside.”

Like it or not, that’s her story and she’s sticking to it until a challenger appears with a better one.

The tweet linked by Goodwin is part of a “thread” that displays how Hillary is building the infrastructure and co-opting supposedly independent groups who form the heart of #TheResistance.

Look at all the names of the organizations, they are the heart of #TheResistance, including Indivisible, which has hundreds of local groups on the ground confronting Republicans.

Whoever drafted the tweets for Hillary did so for a reason. Hillary is laying claim to be the leader of #TheResistance, and co-opting those groups to the extent they are not already in her camp. By the time other potential Democrat candidates wake up, Hillary will control the Democratic primary infrastructure, just like in 2016.

Hillary Clinton never does anything spontaneously. Until further notice, we should assume she’s running to get back that which is *rightfully* hers.

https://twitter.com/hillaryclinton/status/791263939015376902?lang=en

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Lock her up.

I have no doubt that she will try to run again, but she will be 73 and given all the health problems she had in the last campaign, it might be the end of her. I don’t think that even LI’s resident leftists are dumb enough to vote for Hillary in the primaries. They are dumb enough to vote for her in the GE.

The usual suspects are lining up and they’re all septuagenarians. Latest is Crazy Uncle Joe doing the primetime circuit. That really has to irk Her Highness. I don’t think she will be able to handle the riggers of another election especially when she will have to run the gauntlet in the primaries. She won’t be awarded 100% of the at-large Dem primary votes out of the gate like last time. With Kalifornia Kamala and Pocahontas Warren throwing their wigs in, she won’t be quite so historic, either.

That said, my guess is that her hand puppet Terry McAuliffe will get the full backing of Hillary and Slick Willie. He’s dodging questions this week but that won’t last for long. The only question will be, what power position will she be looking for in return for her favors.

    VaGentleman in reply to DanJ1. | November 13, 2017 at 4:54 pm

    I don’t think she will be able to handle the riggers of another election

    Sometimes the error has more truth.

    Rick the Curmudgeon in reply to DanJ1. | November 13, 2017 at 6:00 pm

    I don’t think she will be able to handle the riggers of another election…

    I saw what you did there.

Do not rejoice when your enemy falls, And do not let your heart be glad when he stumbles; Lest the LORD see it and be displeased, And He turn away His anger from him.
(Proverbs 24:17-18 NAS77)

It’s hard. Hard to be gracious with Hillary’s loss, and even harder to contemplate her running again.

ALL the while GW was in office he was badgered by the Democrats – he couldn’t do anything right, according to the liberal left and MSM. They’re using the same tactics on President Trump, although DJT is a lot more feisty than Bush was – willingly fights back! I love his tweets!

Anyway, we’ll see… Who can see around corners? Not me.

“In fact, I believe that is the ultimate point of the book: to clear the Democratic decks for desperately needed new leadership and messages.”

I hope Goodwin is right. Further, I hope the Democratic Party does exactly this. The need is acute.

The Democratic Party and the Clinton Campaign ran rent-a-rioters during the last Presidential campaign. The evidence that this happened is copious, many-faceted, and damning. Further, the far-too-swift disposal of the murder of a Democratic operative who may have been connected to Wikileaks raised more questions than it answered. Finally, the Clinton Campaign’s involvement with the “Russian” dossier based on fan-fiction by some troll over at 4Chan, throws light on a serious lack of judgment on the part of the candidate and her staff.

The Democratic Party will either clean house or extend its stay in the wilderness. I want them to clean house, because I value the input of an intelligent minority party in our national dialog.

    Merlin in reply to Valerie. | November 13, 2017 at 5:20 pm

    Hillary secretly bought the DNC for $25 million. Until Democrats object to being officially owned by the Clinton family they deserve having to bow to the old hag. Fellow candidates were injured. So were donors. If they want her gone they can certainly make it happen.

4th armored div | November 13, 2017 at 4:57 pm

don’t fool yourselves, a rematch might very well go to the Clinton Crime Family.
Especially with the #NeverTrump – ers who hate Trump more than they love liberty, unless DJT can pile up some wins – taxes, economy, border wall – the GOPeepee will lie down for the (D)’s and their joint kleptocracy.

Vote HILLARY, it’s her turn to screw up the country more than 8 years of Obama and more years since St Reagen.
don’t think that the Bush Oil company were much better than the (D)’s – THEY WERE NOT, otherwise JEB! would have won the primary.

When you hear the names floated for 2020 – Biden, Clinton, Warren — you almost feel bad for the Democrats.

For myself, I’m feeling pretty good about Trump in 2020. Dems’ best shot would be an unknown “someone else.”

    Semper Why in reply to Same Same. | November 14, 2017 at 1:01 pm

    Please, please, please make them pick Kamala Harris. If the observations about the DNC sticking with identity politics hold up, they’ll be looking for someone who checks off the diversity boxes. And someone who goes all-in on the Get Whitey rhetoric would be the easiest for Trump to defeat.

If she wants another humiliating defeat, we can give her another humiliating defeat.
Let her run.

The key indicator is Brazile. If she jumps off a roof, or develops a fatal case of lead poisoning, or is killed in an airplane crash, or settles down to a little nap on the railroad tracks … that would mean the old Clinton magic is still working, and nobody in the Party will have the courage to fight it.

    Voice_of_Reason in reply to tom_swift. | November 13, 2017 at 7:23 pm

    Donna Brazil might very well be seriously depressed and commit suicide. By shooting herself in the back of the head. 4 times.

Even if she’s in, she’s out.

Clinton is a professional loser, now even more unattractively older and unhealthy, more exposed as a crook, and she will probably be in a wheelchair sooner than the campaign.

Further, she’ll incur more legal trouble in the coming days.

Her pathology is good news for us, bad news for the left.

MaggotAtBroadAndWall | November 13, 2017 at 6:16 pm

Dear Democrats: A wise man once said the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again while expecting a different result.

Go for it.

Voice_of_Reason | November 13, 2017 at 7:20 pm

Shrillary will not run in 2020. Waddle, maybe. But no running.

Run Hillary run! It’ll give you something to do.
Right up until you get that letter from DoJ asking you to come in, at your convenience, to talk about Elias, GPS Fusion & the Kremlin.

Bow before the might of Queen Hillary the Scorned! Hell hath no fury like a venal crone, denied the throne that is her birthright!

Hillary will be 6′ under before 2020

Dear Democrats,

Please do everything you can to run Hillary in 2020. The important thing here is while you lot are destroying yourselves over her Highness that means you aren’t destroying your country!

Thank you.

The world.

Bitterlyclinging | November 14, 2017 at 6:54 am

Corollary: From Gerhard Weinburg’s “A World At Arms”
“The Japanese, half a world away, were astonished at how gracefully accommodating the Western Democracies were to Adolph Hitler and began making their own plans to seize what they considered rightfully theirs”
Apprehension should be the keyword whenever dealing with someone who considers something not yet in their possession “Rightfully theirs”

Hillary may be standing still but world and domestic events are not, a lot will happen between now and 2020

I agree or as British Prime Minister Harold Wilson once said “A week in politics is a long time”

Dick Morris has been on record saying that Hillary absolutely will not run again unless she happens to be breathing.

I’ve said this before- Hillary will run for office, will choose Kamala Harris as VP and win the nomination- but probably not the general.

    I sure hope HRC will run in 2020. Nothing could be worse for the DEMs.

    And she should not run with Kamala Harris, because that would be an unbalanced ticket of two women. She should run with Al Sharpton to shore up the DEM base.

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