One Last Time? Hillary Aide Floats She Could Run a Third Time
One last run?
Hillary Clinton’s former foul-mouthed aide Philippe Reines told Politico in a recent interview that there is still a chance the twice-failed presidential hopeful could run a third time.
“It’s curious why Hillary Clinton’s name isn’t in the mix—either conversationally or in formal polling—as a 2020 candidate,” said Philippe Reines, her longtime gatekeeper in the Senate and at the State Department. “She’s younger than Donald Trump by a year. She’s younger than Joe Biden by four years. Is it that she’s run before? This would be Bernie Sanders’ second time, and Biden’s third time. Is it lack of support? She had 65 million people vote for her.”
Even if half of those people would no longer support Clinton in another election, Reines argued, “there’s no one in the Democratic Party who has anywhere near a base of 32 million people. That’s multiples of what a Sanders or a Warren have.”
“Chalking the loss up to her being a failed candidate is an oversimplification,” Reines said. “She is smarter than most, tougher than most, she could raise money easier than most, and it was an absolute fight to the death.”
Does Reines plugging Clinton as a viable 2020 candidate mean that she’s running?
“It’s somewhere between highly unlikely and zero,” he said, “but it’s not zero.”
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders trolled Hillary on Friday at the thought of her running for a third time.
“Christmas coming early this year?” Sanders tweeted.
Christmas coming early this year? https://t.co/eO4RYOTwtZ
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) October 19, 2018
Hillary Clinton’s 2016 run was a disaster!
Clinton could barely walk up a set of stairs.
Hillary coughed her way through her campaign speeches.
And she fainted and fell like a sack of rocks before getting chucked into her Scooby mobile like a side of beef.
Hillary got shellacked by Trump in 2016–Donald Trump won in an electoral landslide!