May 27, 2019
Trump running scared? Who knew Hillary had a gift for comedy? Why, she might have been able to draw larger crowds at the (widely acknowledged to be failing) Bill and Hillary Road Show if she'd exercised it like this.
Hillary Clinton hasnâ€™t announced a 2020 run for the White House but remarks she delivered in Houston may have sounded like a campaign speech to some listeners.
"Just look at what's happened in the last 24 hours," she said. "The president and his cronies have been running around spreading a doctored video of Nancy Pelosi. Now, it is sexist trash. But it is also a sign that Trump is running scared."
Pardon me while I laugh hysterically again. Hillary, you're killing me.
The former secretary of state, U.S. senator and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee made the remarks at a gathering of the Harris County Democratic Party.
Her speech seemed aimed at motivating Houston-area Democrats to get out the vote for the partyâ€™s candidates in 2020."We have to remind Americans we are the party that can deliver for them,â€ Clinton said. "But we also are the party that will stand up and protect the Constitution and address what is a very real constitutional crisis that this president has put us in.â€
Some political observers have suggested that Clinton could make a third bid for the presidency in 2020 if none of the more than 20 Democrats currently in the running emerges as a clear threat to deny Trump a second term.
A recent Fox News Poll shows former Vice President Joe Biden leading the Democratic field with support from 35 percent of respondents, followed by Sen. Bernie Sanders at 17 percent and the rest of the pack in single digits.
But a Biden nomination would carry some baggage heading into a general election: The former U.S. senator from Delaware is known for gaffes during public appearances and recently drew criticism for his history of placing his hands on women and girls. In addition, his son Hunter Biden has drawn scrutiny over business dealings in China, Ukraine and Romania.
A sudden loss of confidence in Biden among Democratic voters, coupled with the failure of any of the other Democrats to fill the void, could motivate Clinton â€“ who attracted nearly 66 million votes in 2016 â€“ to make another run at the White House, some argue.
Clinton made headlines in March when she told a New York-area news station that she would not seek the presidency in 2020.
"Aw-shucks," President Trump responded in a Twitter message,"does that mean I wonâ€™t get to run against her again? She will be sorely missed!"
But just a day later, "someone close to Clintonâ€ told the New York Times that Clinton didnâ€™t intend for her comments to "close the door on running.â€
"She has told her team she is waiting at least to see the Mueller report,â€ the Times reported, citing the same source.
Jack Kemp's 2c:
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