Have you wondered why Hillary Clinton seems reluctant to remove herself from the stage?
Why she still has a group Onward Together which is helping fun resistance actions against President Donald Trump?
Is she really just helping the resistance out of the goodness of her heart?
The answer is she never does anything out of the goodness of her heart. Every action in her life has always been about advancing her own power.
So that raises the horrible conclusion that Michael Goodwin has come to in his article in the NY Post – that she may be, secretly, considering another run in 2020.
Consider this. One of the reasons she lost was because of the Bernie folks, because they didn’t think she was supportive enough of their thought. Of course, there were other reasons, like she conspired with the DNC to block them out.
But now she’s funding them and seeking to ensure with Onward Together that she’s building that connection to the far left that she didn’t have before. And Onward Together can then just easily transform into 2020 campaign vehicle.
From NY Post:
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.
Under the message line, “horrific,” she wrote June 18: “This is a moral and humanitarian crisis. Everyone of us who has ever held a child in their arms, and every human being with a sense of compassion and decency should be outraged.” She said she warned about Trump’s immigration policies during the 2016 campaign.
Three days later, she was back again, saying that her group, Onward Together, raised $1 million and would split it among organizations working to change border policy, including the American Civil Liberties Union and a gaggle of immigrant, refugee, Latino and women’s groups.
And the day after Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement, Clinton introduced a newly minted resistance partner. Called Demand Justice, it promises to protect “reproductive rights, voting rights and access to health care” by keeping Senate Democrats united in opposing any conservative Trump nominee.
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.
Onward Together says it advances the vision that “earned nearly 66 million votes” in the last election. What vision? She didn’t have any. But it sure sounds like a campaign vehicle, doesn’t it?
And no other leader has yet risen to prominence or looks like he/she could unite the divide of the party. Clinton may just be thinking that this is the way she could do it.
Not long ago, I told a group of friends, all liberal Dems, that I believed she was keeping open the possibility of a rematch against Trump, and might already have decided to run.
It was unanimous — they were horrified. “I would not give her a single cent,” one man, formerly a big donor to Clinton, said emphatically.
Their reasons are no surprise: Her moment has passed, she was a terrible candidate and her endless claims of victimhood are tiring rather than inspiring. It’s time to find new blood.
Those assessments are unassailable and certainly are shared by the 20 or so Dems lining up to take their shot at the nomination.
Moreover, there isn’t any clamoring for another Clinton run in Hollywood or other leftist hotbeds. They want a new blockbuster, not a sequel to failure.
But if no clear leader emerges, she’s the closest they have to an incumbent.
Goodwin dismisses Sanders as too old and Biden as not being viable, which seems a bit dubious as both are likely to run.
And how they might do against Hillary remains to be seen in a primary.
But at this point, as Goodwin notes, there are a lot of elements pointing to the fact that she may indeed be thinking about a third run.