The notion that Hillary Clinton could possibly run in 2020 for President has Republicans salivating over the possibilities. She has proven to be a terrible candidate and in even worse politician. A Clinton nomination would essentially guarantee a Trump reelection.
That’s why this WSJ article, fanciful as it might be, is making its rounds and stirring up conversations on social media.
Get ready for Hillary Clinton 4.0. More than 30 years in the making, this new version of Mrs. Clinton, when she runs for president in 2020, will come full circle—back to the universal-health-care-promoting progressive firebrand of 1994. True to her name, Mrs. Clinton will fight this out until the last dog dies. She won’t let a little thing like two stunning defeats stand in the way of her claim to the White House.
It’s been quite a journey. In July 1999, Mrs. Clinton began her independent political career on retiring Sen….
Democrats are many things, but they’re not blind when it comes to a candidate’s chances of winning, at least not since they nominated Michael Dukakis. Every nominee since then, including the 2016 version of Hillary Clinton, was a valid choice. Some would argue that Senator Bernie Sanders might have been a better choice, but the left wasn’t quite ready to adopt socialism. They are now, which is why Hillary has no chance.
The Democratic Establishment would prefer Joe Biden or even Michael Bloomberg. The far-left in the party, which is growing stronger every election, would love to see Kamala Harris or Elizabeth Warren. Neither side wants to see Hillary Clinton and by the time 2020 rolls around, they won’t want to see Bernie Sanders, either.
They’ll want someone who either hasn’t lost or, in the case of Beto O’Rourke, whose losses were justifiable. O’Rourke came closer than any far-left Democrat could have come to unseating Senator Ted Cruz. Even in not pulling off a miracle, he energized the base and proved himself to be the Democrats’ most adept fundraiser since President Obama.
If given the choice between running against Hillary Clinton or a doorknob, Republicans might pick the former. She’s that beatable and Democrats know it. Wishful thinking won’t make it so. Prepare for a real fight in 2020.