Hillary Clinton Claims She’s Getting “Enormous Pressure” To Run Again
Hillary Clinton is telling reporters that she feels “enormous pressure” to run again in 2020. In a podcast interview with host Emma Barnett of BBC Radio 5 Live, Hillary and her daughter Chelsea discussed their latest book “Gutsy Women,” Bill, and of course, if Hillary ever plans to run for the presidency again.
Hillary claims that running for President is “absolutely not in her plans.”
The two time presidential candidate loser admitted she thinks “all the time” about “what kind of president” she would have become if she hadn’t lost to Trump in 2016.
“As I say, never, never, never say never. I will certainly tell you, I’m under enormous pressure from many, many, many people to think about it,” said Hillary.
“I feel a sense of responsibility partly because, you know, my name was on the ballot, I got more votes,” said Hillary. “But ended up losing to the current incumbent in the White House who I think is really undermining our democracy in very fundamental ways. And I want to retire him.”
We want to know who is pressuring her to run. Hillary’s Democratic colleagues feel it’s time for her to move on. When they spoke to Politco about the idea of Hillary running again, almost all of them gave negative responses.
Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin stated, “I believe it’s time for another nominee.”
“Absolutely not,” said West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin.
“I can sort of see the expression on her face, of sort of disbelief and dismissal,” said Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal. “It’s just my instinct that there’s no way she wants to go through this meat grinder again.”
Hawaii Sen. Mazie Hirono pointed out, “We have a lot of really fantastic candidates out there already. Let’s leave it at that.”
“I don’t think it would be good for her. She’s been through this war once,” warned Montana Senator Jon Tester. “The Republicans have made a target out of her for 30 years and she’s still going to [be] that same target. I just think it would be tough.”
“That would be a mistake,” said New Mexico Sen. Martin Heinrich.
Hillary’s long time advisor Philippe Reines doesn’t agree with the Senate Dems. Reines told Tucker Carlson of Fox News Hillary has “not shut the door” on running in 2020.
“If she still thought that now, if she thought she had the best odds of beating Donald Trump I think she would think about it long and hard,” Reines told Carlson in late October. “She would jump in for whatever reason, and the party has moved someplace that she hasn’t, then she won’t get the votes. That’s the point of the primary. There are, I guess, still 19 people. There are a few that are double digits.”
Reiner concluded, “She is not running because she has any anxiety about the Democratic field, but there might be a reason that she’d be the best person, not only to beat Donald Trump, but to govern after Donald Trump, which is a part we don’t talk about much. And, look, you can make fun of her all you want, but 65 million people voted for her and that’s second more to anyone except Barack Obama.”