Is Hillary Clinton done with politics?
She claims 2016 was her last race.
But her recent moves have pundits questioning her true intentions.
Clinton recently appeared at a Women for Women event where she made every excuse in the book for her loss.
She claimed she was on a glide path to victory until James Comey’s letter announcing the FBI had reopened the investigation into her private email server derailed her momentum.
Clinton also heaped blame on Russia and WikiLeaks.
And of course, she could not leave out sexism.
This interview left pundits scratching their heads.
But one columnist believes Clinton presented herself as a victim of circumstances beyond her control because she is secretly plotting a 2020 bid to challenge Trump.
Michael Goodwin wrote in The New York Post:
“While Clinton said she accepted “absolute personal responsibility” for the defeat, it certainly didn’t sound as if she meant it.
She refused to second-guess her strategy or message, didn’t talk about her flaws as a candidate, didn’t explain why she never got what was bugging working-class voters or why she assumed black voters would turn out for her the same way they turned out for Barack Obama.
Instead, she added “misogyny” and the media to her list of scapegoats. And of course she trotted out the unproven Trump-Putin connection.
None of her spiel is new or different, and it leads me to conclude she has an unhealthy fixation on an election do-over. As improbable as it seems, I believe she wants to co-opt the Trump resistance and make it her base for a potential 2020 run.
Look at it this way: What are the chances Clinton is going back to battle to help elect Cory Booker or Andrew Cuomo in 2020? Zero and none.”
Clinton also threw another log on the fire by announcing a PAC to “resist” Trump.
“The former secretary of state is building a new political group to fund organizations working on the resistance to President Donald Trump’s agenda, spending recent weeks in Washington, New York City, and Chappaqua, N.Y., meeting with donors and potential groups to invest in, and recruiting individuals for the group’s board of directors, multiple people close to the two-time White House hopeful and people familiar with the group’s planning told POLITICO.
She is looking to launch the group, expected to be called Onward Together — a nod to her campaign slogan, Stronger Together — as soon as next week, they say. Clinton’s spokesman declined to comment for this story.”
Is Hillary Clinton really done with Presidential politics?
The American people sent a resounding message that the answer should be “yes.”
But the Clintons have survived all their scandals and allegations of criminal conduct because their instinct for survival outlasts their critics.
And Hillary refused to call Trump “President” in her interview.
She only referred to him as “my opponent.”
Those are the words of a candidate.
Hillary’s excuse making provides her grounds for mounting a 2020 campaign.
In her mind, she was denied her rightful place as the 45th President of the United States because of a vast international and domestic conspiracy.
And a new PAC to funnel money to Democrat Party groups could be a way to build political favors that can be cashed in during the 2020 Democratic Primary.
Is Hillary Clinton really done with running for office?
Or is she laying the groundwork for a comeback?
Has she been hiding her true intentions?
Let us know what you think in the comment section.