Rematch. REMATCH!

In Hillary’s mind, and the minds of #TheResistance, Hillary Clinton is the rightful president. Because (a) the Electoral College is a stupid thing and she won the popular vote, (b) the Russians rigged the election, (c) James Comey, having refused to prosecute Hillary despite overwhelming evidence, tanked Hillary’s campaign at the last minute, and (d) Trump is unfit, uncouth, and undeserving, and his supporters are deplorable.

Hillary readily talks about how “No, I’m not over it”

It is a pity party that has blossomed into derangement and threats of violence playing out in restaurants and streets around the country. The imminent Trump nomination of a replacement for Justice Kennedy has the NY Times Editorial Board openly calling on Democrats and progressives “to take a page from ‘The Godfather’ and go to the mattresses” (meaning an all out war).

Hillary’s loss is a burning ember of resentment that still seeks to light a fire for a Hillary-Trump rematch. We covered this recently in our post, Will DOJ Inspector General Report be the excuse Hillary needs to run in 2020?:

The Inspector General report not only explosed James Comey’s breach of protocol, there was a tidbit about Comey using his gmail account for FBI business.

That was like rubbing salt in Hillary Clinton’s wound.

She tweeted “But my emails” in response, a tweet that had been retweeted and liked hundreds of thousands of times…..

My quick take on Hillary’s tweet is that she wants to run again, and the Comey revelation combined with the IG conclusions may be the hook she needs. She views herself as life’s ultimate victim, someone deprived unfairly of her destiny by Obama and then again by Trump.

Will Hillary run? I’m thinking the chances are better than 50/50.

https://twitter.com/HillaryClinton/status/1007376361101582336

Michael Goodwin, writing in the NY Post, sees more signs that Clintonworld is getting ready for Hillary 2020, Is Hillary Clinton secretly planning to run in 2020?:

The messages convey a sense of urgency, and are coming with increasing frequency. They are short, focused reactions to the latest “outrage” committed by President Trump.

Some end by asking for money, some urge participation in protests. All read as if they are sent from the official headquarters of the resistance.

Hillary Clinton is up to something.

Five times in the last month alone, she sent e-mails touting her super PAC’s role in combating President Trump. Most seized on headline events, such as the family-separation issue at the southern border….

The instant, in-house nature of Demand Justice was reflected by the name of its executive director: Brian Fallon, Clinton’s campaign press secretary.

In truth, Fallon’s role doesn’t tell us something we didn’t know. Onward Together, formed in May of 2017, is a Clinton 2020 campaign vehicle in waiting.

Its homepage says the group “is dedicated to advancing the vision that earned nearly 66 million votes in the last election.”

Onward Together is all about keeping Hillary front and center, and building a progressive coalition around her.

There is a large field of lesser Democrat wannabees, for whom Hillary has zero respect and to whom she would not defer.  Hillary and Bill made people like Kirsten Gillibrand — who threw Bill under the #MeToo bus — and they will not stand in Hillary’s way. In 2016 Elizabeth Warren could have beaten Hillary, but got scared away likely because the Hillary oppo-research machine (remember the Steele Dossier?) would have exposed Warren’s Cherokee problem to a greater extent than anyone else. Team Hillary likely has that deep dive into Warren’s upbringing in Oklahoma on the shelf, ready-to-go.

Goodwin predicts how Hillary will eliminate them:

Here’s how I believe she sees the playing field, and why she can’t be ignored.

First, because there’s no clear front-runner for the nomination 18 months into Trump’s presidency, Clinton remains the closest thing to an incumbent. She’s also got numerous advantages, from name recognition to campaign experience to an off-the-shelf Cabinet, that could give her a head start.

Second, a crowded, diverse field diminishes the chances of anyone knocking her off. Recall how Trump outlasted 16 GOP rivals by having a committed core of supporters that grew as the field shrunk. Clinton could be in a similar position — unpopular among many, but also unbeatable by a single opponent.

Third, looking ahead to the 2020 primaries, she sees no reason to fear the favorite daughters and sons in key blue states. She would almost certainly beat Sen. Kamala Harris in California, Sen. Cory Booker in New Jersey and Gov. Andrew Cuomo in New York.

And please — forget Sanders and Joe Biden. Sanders is already 76 and Biden, at 75, has never been a viable candidate for president and still isn’t.

Fourth, money is not an issue. Some donors will resist Clinton at first, but any Dem nominee can count on all the money in the world to run against Trump.

Is Hillary running?

I’m still in the better than 50/50 camp. She wants to, more than she has ever wanted anything before in her life. Her destiny was stolen from her, in her mind, and she will not let it go.