Hillary 2024? Given the competition, she may be Democrats’ best hope

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There could be a rematch in the 2024 race for the White House. But we are not talking (God help us) Biden-Trump II.

Instead, 2016 Democratic candidate Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonClinton Predicts Trump Will Run Again in 2024 The Hill 12:30 pm Report – Brought to you by Facebook – FDA Recommends Pfizer Recall for People 16 and Over Is the Urban-Rural Divide a Myth? FOLLOWING is an interesting prospect to consider when finding a viable candidate, especially if a President BidenJoe BidenHouse approves bill to increase debt limit. decides not to run for a second term. And why would he do it? Only 22% of voters want him to run for a second term, according to an I & I / TIPP survey. It doesn’t improve much by polling only Democrats, where only 36% want the president to run again, with this heavyweight candidate named “someone else” coming in first with 44% support.

The Democratic bench is about as deep as that of the New York Jets these days. Vice president Kamala harrisKamala HarrisPoll: 43% Endorse Harris’ Office Post Elon Musk Named Person of the Year by Time Harris Deploys Plan for Electric Vehicle Charging Network PLUS? She sat down 28 percent approval, by USA Today. Former Governor of New York Andrew CuomoAndrew CuomoNY Ethics Commission Orders Andrew Cuomo to Return Proceeds from Book Wallace’s Departure from Fox Considered Loss to Zephyr Network Teachout Drops New York Attorney General Race MORE? No longer governor and completely dishonored. Govt. Gavin NewsomGavin NewsomNewsom Paradox: California v. Texas Budowsky: Chief Justice Roberts warns California court, bar and country to reimpose statewide mask mandate MORE (D-California)? He had to devote a lot of time and resources just to avoid being ousted in deep blue California in a recall election earlier this year. Transport Sec. Pete ButtigiegPete Buttigieg’s 12:30 p.m. report from The Hill – Presented by Mastercard – Democrats pinpointed Biden Pence agenda fuels speculation over 2024 presidential bid Biden’s proposals trigger phase 2 of chain crisis PLUS supply? Not even 40%, and he has a supply chain crisis on his resume. Senator Bernie sandersBernie SandersManchin, Sanders will oppose Califf, Biden’s FDA candidate. (I-Vermont)? Senator Elizabeth warrenElizabeth WarrenMusk fires back after Warren accused her of ‘pardoning’ Failed watchdog nomination anger progressives Time faces criticism for making Elon Musk ‘person of the year’ MORE (D-Mass.)? Senator Cory bookerCory Booker Maternal and child health legislation must be a priority now Poll: Harris and Michelle Obama lead for 2024 if Biden doesn’t show up Five reasons Biden, GOP to be grateful this season MORE (DN.J.)?

If those are the options, why not Hillary? She’s 74, which is like bathing in the Fountain of Youth compared to Biden. And she’s still amazed – five years later – that she lost to Donald trumpDonald TrumpHouse Democrats pass anti-Islamophobia bill in support of Omar House’s votes to hold Meadows provocative for criminal contempt Hannity and Ingraham hit Jan 6 panel after texts were revealed to Meadows MORE. In fact, she doesn’t seem any different from Trump in constantly complaining about all the reasons she lost, and that, well, the election was stolen by Trump and the Russians anyway. This kind of rhetoric is a big no-no for Trump, but A-OK if Hillary (or Stacey Abrams) the fact. The rules are the rules.

“Are we going to give in to all this lies and disinformation and this organized effort to undermine our rule of law and our institutions, or are we going to oppose it?” »Clinton recently warned regarding the possibility of Trump taking over the White House.

And yes, that’s a real possibility: Several recent polls have Trump leading Biden in a hypothetical 2024 contest. Which is astonishing considering the Democrat received more votes last year than any other candidate. in the presidential election in American history: 81 million.

Another possible sign that Hillary is dipping her toe in the 2024 pool comes in the form of her bizarre decision to read his victory speech 2016 for something called “Masterclass”. It was one of the scariest things you will ever see.

Here we have a former first lady, senator, secretary of state and Democratic presidential candidate reading a speech for an election she lost. Of course, if the New York Times gave me a 85 percent chance to win an election and I sort of lost to a guy who had never run for public office before, I would have a hard time absorbing that too.

But in the end, you would think that Hillary, more than five years later, would show off class. A certain humility. A certain maturity. And not to talk about it so often.

Instead, here she is, a losing candidate reading a five-year-old victory speech. And in case you were wondering if a losing presidential candidate ever did something like this. The answer is no.

Since the election Hillary blamed her loss on misogyny, sexism, voter ID laws, Bernie Sanders, former FBI director James comey and Matt LauerMatthew (Matt) Todd LauerHillary 2024? Considering the competition, she may be the Dems’ best hope. Katie Couric dismisses early cover of book as “weird and deliberate misinterpretation” Katie Couric says she felt “betrayed” by Lauer after allegations of sexual assault MORE, as well as dozens of other factors. (She didn’t blame for neglecting to campaign in Wisconsin or for deciding that “I’m with her” was a catchy campaign slogan.)

It’s a five-year public therapy session in broad daylight. And in a sane world, she would have been laughed at the play for reading such a speech. But it felt more like a trial balloon in an attempt to see if there was still an appetite for the Clinton brand.

Kamala Harris was supposed to be Biden’s Plan B. She was supposed to be the first woman president in the history of our country. But that doesn’t work for the vice president, who is already seeing senior executives off the ship at an alarming rate, likely thanks to her bad polls.

Hillary Clinton always seemed to believe that the mantle of “first woman president” was her birthright. And given how pathetic the pitch is on the Democratic side with or without Joe Biden, she might just have a second chance at winning the post her husband made famous.

Joe Concha is a media and political columnist for The Hill.



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