A longtime aide and close confidante of twice-failed presidential candidate Hillary R. Clinton confirmed that there is a chance that she will run for the nation’s highest office a third time in 2020.
“It’s curious why Hillary Clinton’s name isn’t in the mix—either conversationally or in formal polling—as a 2020 candidate,” said Philippe Reines. “She’s younger than Donald Trump by a year. She’s younger than Joe Biden by four years. Is it that she’s run before? This would be Bernie Sanders’ second time, and Biden’s third time. Is it lack of support? She had 65 million people vote for her.”
Reines continued with his sales pitch.
“There’s no one in the Democratic Party who has anywhere near a base of 32 million people. That’s multiples of what a Sanders or a Warren have,” he said. ““Chalking the loss up to her being a failed candidate is an oversimplification. She is smarter than most, tougher than most, she could raise money easier than most, and it was an absolute fight to the death.”
Reines finished by saying that Clinton’s chances of running are “between highly unlikely and zero.”
“But it’s not zero,” he said.
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