Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton this week told reporters she was facing “enormous pressure from many, many, many people” to enter the 2020 presidential race.
“I feel a sense of responsibility partly because, you know, my name was on the ballot, I got more votes, 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.”
Clinton did not rule out the possibility of a late entry, telling BBC she ‘never says never,’ but has no plans to run for president at this time.
Based on the complete lack of public support for Clinton to enter the race, Fox News host Steve Hilton says he can’t imagine why she is under pressure to run.
“I’m just laughing at that…I’m just wondering who these ‘many, many, people’ are? Are they even Democrats? Because it seems to me the people who would be most excited to see Hillary Clinton get into the race and get the nomination would actually be Republicans. Because she’s proved before she is a terrible candidate and I’m sure she’d be very happy to prove that again,” jokes Hilton. “The fact that the Democrats aren’t publicly clamoring for her to do this shows that – I don’t know who these people are but I don’t think it’s Democrats wanting her to get in.”
When President Trump last month urged Hillary to enter the race to “steal it away from Uber Left Elizabeth Warren,” Clinton responded on Twitter: “Don’t tempt me. Do your job.”
As Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) points out, Clinton’s primary advantage were she to enter the race is that she hasn’t promised ‘crazy stuff.’
“She hasn’t promised to give illegal immigrants free healthcare, she hasn’t promised to decriminalize illegal entry into the country. I don’t think she supports the Green New Deal or Medicare for All. In that regard, it would be more difficult for the Republicans to have somebody not as wacky.”
According to a recent Fox News poll, up to 66% of Democratic primary voters would choose Hillary if she entered the race right now.
Punching Bag Post strongly predicts Clinton will enter the race at a precise and predetermined point (likely the day after Biden drops out).