As if the Democrats weren’t already in a heap of trouble heading into 2020, new reports indicate that they may very well have another headache on their hands in the form of Hillary Clinton.
The former Secretary of State has been a persona non grata among the progressive party for some time, after her rigging of the 2016 Democratic primaries was revealed by the work of Julian Assange and Wikileaks.
Now, as the 2020 Democratic candidates continue to falter and flail throughout the meat-and-potatoes of the pre-primary season, there is the very real possibility that Hillary rears her head again…at least according to someone who knows her fairly well.
There is still time for Hillary Clinton and Michael Bloomberg to enter the 2020 presidentialrace, as a field of weak candidates continues to fuel speculation of a dark horse savior, said former Clinton strategist Mark Penn on Sunday.
“There’s still a couple of days here,” he said on “Sunday Morning Futures.” I don’t know whether [Clinton will] look at the Michael Bloomberg thing and say, ‘the field’s too crowded now. I missed my opportunity,’ or the opposite.
“‘Wow the field’s weak, I could come in. I could get 165,000 donors, I’m tied with [Joe] Biden in some of these early states…’ There’s still a political logic there for her,” Penn continued.
He also commented on Biden’s tenuous position as the party’s frontrunner and said other candidates have shifted too far to the left to be seen as viable options to defeat President Trump.
Bloomberg’s entry into the race could very well be a signal to the Democratic establishment that their field of candidates is not nearly as stout as they once believed.
And, if we know anything about the ego of Hillary Clinton, she is likely frothing at the mouth in anticipation of getting back on the campaign trail.