“I believe he knows he’s an illegitimate president. He knows. He knows that there were a bunch of different reasons why the election turned out the way it did… But hey, it was like applying for a job and getting 66 million letters of recommendation, and losing to a corrupt human tornado.” – Hillary Clinton on CBS Sunday Morning
Insiders who have known Clinton since the Arkansas days and have gone on record discussing the true nature of the person can all agree on one thing: the woman lives for power. She eats, sleeps and breathes political power, prestige, and position. It is the reason for existence in her world view.
The recent resurgence in media appearances by Clinton sets an obvious precedent. She is preparing to throw her name in for the 2020 presidential election. The rumors of this began in the independent media months ago, and speculation has now reached the mainstream media. Even Fox News has run numerous pieces on the possibilities of a Hillary 2020 bid.
Clinton’s public Trump-bashing is ironic. The same woman who stated in the third 2016 election debate that it was “horrifying” that Trump might not accept the result of that election should he lose, refuses herself to accept that Trump has been legitimately elected as President. This psychological no man’s land for an insatiable ego, plus the weakness of the 2020 Democrat field sets the stage for a “Hillary for President 2020” soap opera.
Here are five reasons why Clinton will almost certainly throw in for the 2020 Democrat Nomination:
- The sting of the 2016 loss has never subsided; Clinton wants a rematch – Clinton spent the better part of two years traveling across the globe on a “blame tour”. Looking for any sympathetic audience that would listen to her reasons for losing the election (Russians, women who were forced by their husbands, etc.) Clinton revealed she truly believed she had won, despite the universal karma failing to acknowledge it. Her ego needs a rectification of such wrongs.
- The 2020 field is weak – With “The Squad” throwing behind a fading, weak-hearted Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren looking like the frontrunner among the current crop of candidates, Clinton believes she has a better chance to beat Trump than any of them. There are polling numbers to back her claim, but those numbers are specious.
- The DNC might pivot to Clinton to take on Trump – The Democratic National Committee is having a difficult time. Despite the media support for the uber-leftist Democratic candidate du jour, Beto and Warren rallies gather a few hundred supporters while Trump rallies draw tens of thousands with lines stretching for miles outside his arenas. It is clear Trump has public support far in excess of any current Democratic candidates. The DNC needs a more “centrist” candidate and message.
- Clinton may have the influence to force her nomination – The Clintons are well known for their influence-peddling among political friends and rivals alike. They are renowned for strong-arming their colleagues into getting what they want. Does Clinton have enough dirt on fellow Democrats to leverage her way into the limelight again? Knowledgeable pundits would answer that allegation in the affirmative.
- Her candidacy might preempt her prosecution – As impeachment efforts heat up against Trump, the DOJ has now declared their investigation into misdeeds perpetrated in the 2016 election into a criminal investigation. You can bet that Clinton’s cash and Clinton connections are riddled throughout a web of intrigue that resulted in the Steele Dossier and other misdeeds. Clinton, Obama, Comey, Rice, Brennan, and others are names that pop up in this investigation, which is also focused on misbehavior in the State Department and numerous three-letter agencies. It would be politically difficult to pursue charges against Clinton surrounding her “pay for play” at the State Department or corruption in the Clinton Foundation and 2016 election while she is a presidential candidate.
Whatever the motivations, Clinton is making the type of noise that politicos either cheer for or cringe at. Her entry into the 2020 race might crystalize the Democrat platform or throw it into mayhem. The “new breed” of leftists may not consider her as legitimate as the more traditional power brokers behind the party that share her singular focus for reacquisition of power. She may be, despite her continual vitriolic nature, the only remote chance to challenge Trump in 2020. Either way, Clinton continues to generate political theater, but at a distinct cost.