In an interview with PBS on Tuesday night to promote her new book, Hillary Clinton said she was open to the idea of a “rematch” with President Trump.
“Maybe there does need to be a rematch,” she said. “I mean, obviously I can beat him again.”
How about THAT delusion!
Now, granted: If we lost a presidential election but won the popular vote, we might be inclined to say things like that, too. But is she really fooling anyone? Anyone with half a brain knows that if we went by popular vote, presidential campaigns would be completely different animals. Trump wouldn’t just “sit out” states like New York and California, knowing that he stood no chance of winning them. He would have been out there, campaigning his butt off. There’s no telling how the contest may have gone. There’s certainly no reason to look at the results as they are and claim that Hillary Clinton “beat him.” If she’d done so, she would be the president.
Clinton’s remarks about running didn’t come out of nowhere. That morning, President Trump goaded her, suggesting that she had a good shot of taking over the weak primary field.
“Crooked Hillary Clinton should enter the race to try and steal it away from Uber Left Elizabeth Warren,” Trump tweeted. “Only one condition: The crooked one must explain all of her high crimes and misdemeanors, including how and why she deleted 33,000 e-mails AFTER getting ‘C’ Subpoena!”
To which Clinton replied: “Don’t tempt me. Do your job.”
One has to wonder: Is she just joshing, or is she – even now – holding that presidential door open just a tiny crack?
After all, it’s beginning to look like Joe Biden’s campaign is headed for disaster. The more the Democrats push this idiotic Ukraine conspiracy, the harder it’s going to be for Biden to escape scrutiny. The press is diligently protecting him right now, but it’s only a matter of time before some rogue reporter decides he can make his name on getting this story right. Sorry, but there’s just too much smoke here for there to be no fire. And even if there’s no fire whatsoever, how can we trust a man this blind to potential conflicts of interest?
Warren has surpassed him in national poll averages. That may be good news for Elizabeth, but it’s bad news for the Democratic Party. Put plainly: She ain’t gonna be president.
So the opportunity is there, if Clinton wants to make a hail Mary pass for the presidency one last time. Would she do it? Could she?
The 2020 race may turn out to be more unpredictable than any of us thought.