According to a CNN reporter, Hillary Clinton is not totally out of the 2020 presidential candidacy. Jeff Zeleny, a political reporter for the network, said that he heard from three different people that the 2016 Democratic candidate is not giving up on becoming the first woman president of the United States.
“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,’” CNN reported.
Of course, she never made an official statement and it is still uncertain if Clinton will be making a third attempt at office. According to Zeleny, her main goal would be to take on Trump, of course. However, it is highly unlikely for repeat runners to actually win office. The last time that happened was the election of Richard Nixon in 1968.
“Most losing presidential candidates never totally close the doors to running for president, but I think we have to at least leave our mind open to the possibility that she is still talking about it,” commented Zeleny.
However, Clinton has a way less high chance of winning office, and her dream of becoming the first woman president may be taken by another. Senator Kamala Harris, who announced her candidacy on MLK Day, has already gained overwhelming social media support. According to the Washington Post, if she ran in 2020 her failure would all be in the timing.
According to Gallup polls, during the week of the election, 87 percent of Democrats had a favorable opinion of her. That number dropped to 76 percent after she lost. Additionally, a recent Gallup poll showed Clinton’s general approval rating was as low as 36 percent, near to President Trump’s.
It is still undetermined if Clinton will show face in the 2020 election on the Democratic ballot. We’ll just have to keep our eyes peeled.