Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton walks off the stage after speaking in New York, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016. Clinton conceded the presidency to Donald Trump in a phone call early Wednesday morning, a stunning end to a campaign that appeared poised right up until Election Day to make her the first woman elected U.S. president.(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
A former adviser to Bill Clinton said Hillary Clinton is thirsty for the White House and has every intention of getting there, she’s just Biden her time.
According to MarketWatch, then-President Clinton’s 1996 adviser, Dick Morris appeared on John Catsimatidis’s podcast and discussed the future of the thrice failed Democratic presidential candidate, and if a 2020 run is in the cards.
The only thing standing in her way, Morris said, is Biden. He believes that if and when Biden drops out, Clinton will throw her name into the hat.
“My feeling is that she wants to,” Morris said. “But she’s hesitant because she realizes the timing is bad. She’s got to wait until Biden drops out because he’s obviously next in line for it, and if he goes away, there’s an opening for her.”
“Make no mistake. She wants it,” he later added. “She’s planning on it. She’ll do everything she can to achieve it.”
— John Catsimatidis (@JCats2013) October 27, 2019
As my colleague, Sister Toldjah, noted last week, the talk around President Donald Trump and Clinton having a rematch has heated up. Major media outlets are discussing it. Even Trump and Clinton themselves have exchanged barbs on social media about running against one another a second time.
Don’t tempt me. Do your job.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) October 8, 2019
According to MarketWatch, oddsmakers have even put Clinton in the listing. At this time, they have Sen. Elizabeth Warren as the clear winner with former VP Joe Biden bringing up the rear. However, among the list of 2020 candidates is Clinton herself at 13-to-1, trailing Pete Buttigieg but ahead of Andrew Yang.
The question is, if she does run again, can she win?
The answer is likely “no.” Possibly a “hell no.”
The problems Clinton faced haven’t gone away, be they the corruption that constantly surrounded her or just the fact that she’s an unlikable person. She’d also have to face down the fact that Trump has a booming economy, something that experts have noted have weighed heavily in a President’s favor in the past. In fact, experts have already called the election for Trump based on that very fact.
It’s highly unlikely that her health has even improved, and she was incredibly frail in 2016, passing out and being carried by her staff.
What’s more, before Clinton could even get at Trump, she’d first have to overcome the momentum being enjoyed by Warren. Warren’s rocket to the top has been steady, and while Biden still holds the high ground, it won’t be long until she overcomes him.
In many polls, she already has, and she and Biden are dueling for first place.
Should Warren and Clinton come to blows, it’s not likely going to end well for either of them, and it will only play to Trump’s benefit. Regardless, it’s not likely that Warren, with all her approval and momentum, would fall to Clinton in the first place. It’s not likely that Clinton will ever see herself on the same stage as Trump again.
Regardless, watching her attempt would be entertaining in and of itself.