If you thought a devastating loss to Republican Donald Trump four weeks ago and to rival Barack Obama in 2008 was finally going to put former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton out of the political game for good, think again.
According to veteran reporter Ron Fournier, someone who has been closely covering the Clintons for years, Hillary Clinton is keeping her options open for yet another presidential run in 2020.
Third times-a-charm? Not so much.
Clinton’s biggest problem going into Election Day was a lack of enthusiasm and by the time results started rolling in, it showed. Her so-called “blue-firewall” of Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania was bulldozed by Trump, who took all of them in addition to Ohio. The Obama coalition failed to show up to vote for her and if she chooses to run again in 2020, they’ll stay home again. Not to mention Clinton barely made it out of the 2016 democrat primary against Bernie Sanders, whose supporters stayed home or supported third party candidates.
Clinton’s strategy was to run against Trump, not on her own policies or platforms. That failed. She is a representation of the past, not just for Democrats but for the entire country. The scandal plagued cloud that has followed her since her early days on the Watergate investigation never dissipated and in fact has only gotten darker as she’s gained more power. The majority doesn’t want that kind of corruption around anymore.
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. A third Clinton run would be insanity.