According to CNN senior White House correspondent Jeff Zeleny, there’s still a chance that she might jump into the 2020 election against President Donald Trump.
“Hillary Clinton is telling people that she’s not closing the doors to the idea of running in 2020,” he revealed Sunday afternoon on “Inside Politics.”
“I’m told by three people that as recently as this week, she was telling people that, look, given all this news from the indictments, particularly the Roger Stone indictment, she talked to several people, saying, ‘Look, I’m not closing the doors to this.'”
Never mind the fact that the indictment of Roger Stone and other former Trump campaign officials had nothing to do with the bogus Russian collusion narrative touted by her and her allies.
Zeleny cautioned that this doesn’t mean “there is a campaign sort of in waiting or a plan is in the works.”
“But she is still believing that there maybe, could be a possibility under the argument of this: I won the popular vote. All of this has sort of vindicated what happened in 2016. So one close friend told me yesterday, ‘It would surprise me greatly if she actually did it,’ but went on to add she is still not closing the doors,” he continued.
It’s unclear what “all of this” has “vindicated,” since no evidence exists proving that Clinton was cheated out of an election victory. She lost fair and square.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) September 17, 2017
“Now, most losing presidential candidates never totally close the doors to running for president, so I put this in that category. But I think we have to at least leave our mind open to the possibility that she’s still talking about it. The question is, if she wants to take on Trump, could she win the Democrat primary to do it? I don’t know the answer to that,” Zeleny concluded.
Polled late last year about whom they prefer to run against Trump in 2020, a thirty percent plurality of Democrats chose “none of the above,” while 25 percent chose former Vice President Joe Biden and 18 percent chose failed Democrat presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders.
Clinton came in at 4th place with only 12 percent of votes, which was still more than former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Sens. Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker received.
It doesn’t help that Clinton’s favorability has dropped even lower she was electorally demolished in the 2016 presidential election. As of last November, her favorability was at an all-time record low of 36 percent, significantly lower than that of first lady Melania Trump.
In fact, former first ladies Rosalynn Carter, Barbara Bush, Laura Bush and Michelle Obama all scored higher than Clinton, who may very well be the most unlovable woman in America.
And as of last April, her popularity was at 27 percent, according to a WSJ/NBC poll.
“Right before the election, the share of people who viewed Hillary Clinton unfavorably was 10 points larger than those with a favorable view of her, according to the Wall Street Journal/NBC poll — a bigger gap than any other recent losing presidential candidate,” the pollsters noted at the time.
“Our latest poll is a reminder of just how unusual a figure Mrs. Clinton is in terms of her unpopularity.”
Here’s why people are still talking about Hillary Clinton, despite her losing in 2016. She’s incredibly unpopular, and that makes her worth keeping in conversation for Rs. pic.twitter.com/JYWkOpPt8U
— Liz Mair (@LizMair) April 17, 2018
With numbers like this, it’s not clear whether she could even win a participation trophy.
Clinton’s popularity has meanwhile always been … well, see for yourself:
— Butcher of Blavakin (@Lee_Blaze) January 27, 2019
@HillaryClinton YOU SUCK TOO CROOKED HILLARY YOU’RE A HOOD FOR NOTHING LIAR, CHEATING, THIEVING PIECE OF CRAP AND YOU WONT FOOL THE BRASS FOREVER YOU CAN COUNT YOUR FAT ASS ON THAT!!!!!!
@HillaryClinton you suck
— VirginaMaglion (@MaglionVirgina) January 21, 2019
@HillaryClinton you SUCK
— Laura B. (@lalapcb) January 19, 2019
Hey @HillaryClinton I just wanted to remind you that you suck and will never be president.
— ScubaFknSteve (@FknScuba) January 16, 2019
@HillaryClinton You suck more than anyone has sucked in my life! Who do you work FOR????? It’s definitely not in the best interest of the American People
— Us Patriot (@hickstone87) January 3, 2019
Go away @HillaryClinton. Thank your lucky stars you weren’t indicted, go enjoy what’s left of your relevance
— Shane (@EodKalEl) January 27, 2019
Please god no. The Clintons must go. Obama and his right hand scumbag Holder too. Make them go away. I’m voting Ocasio. I’ll write her in. Or Sanders/Ocasio. Bernie’s old. He’ll die and she’ll be POTUS. I like Liz too, but her delivery sounds preachy. Not the best candidate.
— Wall Street Examiner (@Lee_Adler) January 27, 2019
Hillary, let us help…GO AWAY!!!
It’s your fault Bernie didn’t win the Dem nomination.
It’s your fault you couldn’t follow simple rules with your emails.
It’s your fault you didn’t get off your lazy a$$ and visit Wisconsin.
It’s your fault Trump is President. #ByeFelicia
— The Right Is Wrong (@therightiswron6) January 27, 2019
— Jeff Furbish (@JJFurb) January 27, 2019
Note that some of these tweeters are clearly liberal Democrats.
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