Clinton’s 2020 waffling presents challenge for Democrats


After some brief hesitation, the twice-failed presidential candidate admitted that she still wants to be president and feels well prepared for the job.

Asked by Recode's Kara Swisher about a 2020 bid, Clinton initially said "no" and then paused, before saying "no" again.

She replied: "Well, I'd like to be President".

"I think, hopefully, when we have a Democrat in the Oval Office in January of 2021, there's gonna be so much work to be done", Clinton continued.

"She will always be a victor and I'll always be with her", said Shalala, introducing Clinton to a room full of 200 Democratic donors in Miami.

Clinton said she would think about 2020 after the midterms.

When asked if she would be "doing any of the heavy lifting", Clinton said she had "no idea", adding that she was "not even going to think about it until we get through this November 6th election".

Clinton would, of course, know it was Holder who said that. Is outsized loathing of Hillary Clinton fair?

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Should she mount a third presidential bid, Clinton would be entering a Democratic field crowded with potential contenders, a major shift from 2016, when almost no Democrats were eager to challenge her.

During an interview with CNN earlier this month, Clinton said people "cannot be civil" with the Republican Party.

Clinton ran unsuccessfully against President Trump and against former President Barack Obama in 2008.

The former First Lady has been active on Twitter throughout the midterms and has ramped up her media appearances of late. She's younger than Joe Biden by four years.

Schoen said she "hopes to use" the speaking tour as "a launching pad, and hopes to make more money to boot". And why not - the racially loaded quip was unscripted and seemed far more genuine than Clinton's previous attempts at humor, from reacting to the murder of Libya's ruler with "We came, we saw, he died!" in 2011 to the cringe-worthy "How about Pokemon Go-to-the-polls?" during the 2016 campaign. If Clinton were to run, it would touch off an even more intense battle for the heart and soul of the party.

Philippe Reines told Politico: 'It's somewhere between highly unlikely and zero - but it's not zero'.

But he also compared the likelihood of her running again to someone's chances of winning the lottery.