A former Bush speechwriter lays out a view that he thinks Hillary Clinton IS following to postion herself for a third run at the American Presidency and a chance to be the first woman to do get the job….
She’d be 73 years old and year younger than Donald Trump who has already filed the paperwork for a second term…..
Trump v Clinton round 2?
I don’t think so….
The Democratic party is now rudderless…
There is NO strong voice among the angered base….
Wherever Hillary Clinton goes these days she greeted with warm applause and standing ovations…Her pol numbers are bound to rise back up to the pre-campaign ones….
The issues that she had in 2008 and 2016 seem quaint in looking at Donald Trump and his people….
Trump’s display of iqnorance of how things work could paly nicely to a country that will be looking for someone to calm the waters and repair the damage done around the world…
She WILL have to work hard on her interactions with the media….
She WILL have to navigate the joining of a progressive base and the supporters that gave here a almost 3 million vote margin OVER Trump….
But most of all?
She will have to figure out how to shed the policy wonk thing?
A display a STRONG heartfelt character that makes people FEEL that they CAN vote for her as a LEADER…..
Everybody KNOWS she’s qualified….
Last week, Clinton signed a book deal with Simon & Schuster. That alone isn’t noteworthy. This, after all, would be her seventh book, if you count her campaign policy venture/insomnia cure, Stronger Together. But added to all the other activities afoot, it raises few questions. Does she really have that much more to say? Or might there be another reason, besides money that she does not need, to go on a book tour, answer humiliating questions about losing to Donald Trump and stay in the headlines?
And just days ago, Clinton trolled Trump on Twitter over the courtroom defeat of his executive order banning citizens from seven majority-Muslim nations. She didn’t have to do that, of course. Most defeated rivals disappear after their loss. Instead, Clinton sounded very much like she was still on the campaign trail. (Because, of course, she is.)
Finally, consider last November’s concession speech to Trump. Absent in her remarks was any indication, as one might have expected, that she was going gentle into that good night, handing the baton to a new generation or even to a new leader. Instead, Clinton talked more about the future—explicitly including herself in that future—than she did about the past.
“I know we have still not shattered that highest and hardest glass ceiling, but some day, someone will,” she said, adding, “and hopefully sooner than we might think right now.” She then quoted a line of Scripture: “Let us not grow weary in doing good, for in due season, we shall reap if we do not lose heart.” And she concluded, tellingly, with this: “So my friends, let us have faith in each other, let us not grow weary, let us not lose heart, for there are more seasons to come. And there is more work to do.”
This was not Richard Nixon’s bitter “You won’t have Nixon to kick around anymore” when he lost a race for governor in 1962, and thought his political career was over. This was someone looking ahead. More seasons to come….
How about an old school Democratic ticket of Hillary for President…
Bernie for VP …
….and Warren for Treasury?