Is the third time the charm?
Do you think Hillary Clinton should launch a third run for the presidency in 2020?
Following two failed attempts to make her way into the Oval Office, Chappaqua’s Hillary Clinton is reportedly mulling a third run at the White House.
On Sunday, Jan. 27, CNN senior White House correspondent Jeff Zeleny said that Clinton has begun discussing a third potential presidential bid. Clinton previously ran against Barack Obama in 2008 and infamously lost to current President Donald Trump in 2016.
“So Hillary Clinton is telling people that she's not closing the doors to the idea of running in 2020,” Zeleny said. “Let's just let that sink in.
“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.'”
It looks to be a busy election in 2020 for Democrats, with Kamala Harris, Julian Castro, Kirsten Gillibrand, Tulsi Gabbard, Elizabeth Warren, Michael Bloomberg, Joe Biden all either already in the race or considering potential runs for president.
Zeleny said Clinton would likely capitalize on the fact that she won the popular vote in 2016 in a race she lost to Trump and cite developments concerning the investigation into Russian meddling in the election.
“But I think we have to at least leave our mind open to the possibility that she is still talking about it. She wants to take on Trump,” Zeleny added. “Could she win a Democratic primary to do it? I don’t know the answer to that.”
According to Recode, in a question and answer, Clinton stated that “there’s going to be so much work to be done,” after she said that she’d “like to be president.”
“I mean we have confused everybody in the world, including ourselves. We have confused our friends and our enemies. They have no idea what the United States stands for, what we're likely to do, what we think is important, so the work would be work that I feel very well prepared for having been at the Senate for eight years, having been a diplomat in the State Department, and it's just going to be a lot of heavy lifting."
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