The Democrats better watch it, they gave Hillary Clinton way too much power to stop her now. They have seemed to forget that she learned the path to victory is owning the superdelegates. After Obama, she made sure they were bought after that.
There’s been some talk of doing away with the superdelegates…. but then DNC is broke and the Clinton’s are rich.
Are the Democrats trying to pass the crown to Kamala Harris?
Democrats icy on Hillary Clinton’s 2020 wish: “It is time for a change” https://t.co/3sn9GD5WX1
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) October 29, 2018
Top Democrats have reacted with a distinct coolness to the notion that defeated 2016 nominee Hillary Clinton could have another tilt at Donald Trump.
“I don’t think she is seriously thinking about it,” said Joe Trippi, who ran Howard Dean’s groundbreaking 2004 presidential campaign.
Celinda Lake, a veteran pollster who enthusiastically backed Clinton two years ago said that for most voters she represented the “status quo” when change was needed. Should she run? “I don’t think that would be a good idea,” Lake responded.
Democratic strategists were caught off guard and reacted with an inward groan when Clinton said over the weekend that she would “like to be president.” Those comments came just days after her former top aide Philippe Reines laid out a rationale for Clinton 2020: “She’s younger than Donald Trump by a year. She’s younger than Joe Biden by four years … She had 65 million people vote for her [in 2016].”
Around 30 Democrats are at least flirting with running, and Trippi said that unlike the 2016 Democratic coronation the 2020 race for the party’s nomination would be wide open. “Whether it is Rep. Seth Moulton [D-Mass.], [Howard] Schultz from Starbucks or [Michael] Bloomberg … there is an entire group. Biden, of course.
“Look, frankly just like with Trump [in the Republican primary], 19 percent could win some of these early states. That means anybody could lock the Democratic nomination,” Trippi said.
Lake suggested that Democratic voters would feel once bitten twice shy. “Look, I am a great admirer of Hillary but I don’t think that would be a good idea,” she said. “I think that Donald Trump was more successful in defining her than she was defining herself,” Celinda Lake, a leading Democratic Party strategist, told the Washington Examiner. “The only way to win is to be change and she remains in voters’ minds as the status quo. It is time for a change.”
Clinton is encouraging the rumors — perhaps in an attempt to remain relevant — telling Recode this weekend that she would still like to be president and has the credentials for the job. More
I know it’s crazy, but I think the only way for her to gain access to all that leftover campaign cash, is to run again. Then she can spend it like a madman.
She has a major disconnect because she refuses to go away and she really believes the world needs her. But her health is bad and she won’t make it through another campaign. It’s all about the money!
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