Her destiny was stolen from her, in her mind, and she will not let it go.
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.
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:
Oh, please, please, PLEASE! This could be so sweet on so many levels.
First, would the Democrat establishment want her? That didn’t work out too well last time and most DIDN’T want her, but the fix was in. So, if Hillary wants it as bad as she wanted it before (and she LOVES power), she may buck the leadership, fight tooth and nail for the nomination and do even more destruction to the party than she has already.
Second, in case no one has mentioned it to her (and if you haven’t, please DON’T), she was never found innocent on any charges; she was never charged. So, she still could be. Uranium One could and should be pursued, but perjury is a slam-dunk. Also, what she perjured herself about: illegally trafficking classified State Department documents. Investigations into the Clinton Foundation/Clinton ATM is also ongoing and certain to find malfeasance.
Also, don’t anyone point out to her that her blocking front four (Comey, McCabe, Strzok and Lynch) are no longer in a position to protect her.
Third, she barely lived through her last campaign. If the Democrats put all their rotten eggs in her basket of sclerosis, they better have a solid plan B, and that wouldn’t sit well with Hillary, either.
Oh, yeah… this has promise.
Given that we’re talking about Hillary, I think the term ‘running’ might be a tad generous.
Stumbling or staggering would be more accurate – and requiring assistance on both sides, followed closely by a van she can be tossed into in case she collapses if the temperature exceeds 70 degrees.
ut oh, every dime the stole from Haiti must be blown
Commercial flight? oh the humanity! What next will she drive a car? If so I hope they put in one of those breathalyzer starters.
Great news all the kids are out of that cave, none of them knew a thing about the foundation.
As of February 7, 2019 — The RS Politics 2020 Democratic Primary Leaderboard
I’ll be surprised if Clinton makes another run, but I’ve been surprised before. The same goes for Sanders. I’m thinking Joe Biden is more likely, or one of the new faces.
Only signs put up by wishful Repubs. Nevah happen
Schultz impressive at Houston townhall—-should only get better as more people see and listen to someone I BELIEVE WOULD MAKE A GREAT POTUS
Biden should get in or step away ASAP
I’m not sure what Biden should do. If he’s interested, he might think he’s well enough known already, and would do better to remain out of the fray until the field narrows down. Anyone who throws their hat into the ring early on will immediately start taking damage, but the credibility of Trump’s attacks may lessen over time from going after so many potential targets.