Just days before All Hallows Eve Clinton rises from dead to sulk across misty moors
By Joseph Curl
Like an unkillable zombie shes back. Hillary Clinton is the undead. Well she never really left did she?
Nearly three years after her humiliating defeat to President Donald Trump the two-time loser is the talk of the political world. Everyone wants to know one thing:
- Will she or wont she?
- Even conservative blogger Matt Drudge got in on the act Tuesday posting a picture of Clinton wearing a witchs hat with the all-capitals headline:
- Dem Halloween: Hillary leaves door open."
Just days before All Hallows Eve Mrs. Clinton is rising from the dead to skulk across the misty moors.
Mrs. Clinton and daughter Chelsea were at Revolution Hall in Portland Oregon on Saturday hawking their new book when a moderator brought up 2020.
All that matters is that we win" Mrs. Clinton said according to KGW8-TV.
I hate to be so you know simplistic about it. We have to nominate the best " she said.
Just then an audience member interrupted yelling: You!"
Oh my. Well thank you" Mrs. Clinton said with a smile.
But instead of shooting down the notion she plowed straight into a campaign speech.
I just feel so strongly that look I just want to say a little bit more about this because whats going on now with the impeachment inquiry is not a choice; it was an obligation under the Constitution."
This has become an annual ritual. Back in 2018 right around Halloween Mrs. Clinton was asked Do you want to run again?"
No no" she replied prompting laughter. Then she added: Id like to be president." Uh
But by March she was definitely back out. Now though the stories are coming with a furious pace. Anxious Democratic Establishment Asks Is There Anybody Else?" The New York Times wrote on Tuesday.
When a half-dozen Democratic donors gathered at the Whitby Hotel in Manhattan last week the dinner began with a discussion of which presidential candidates the contributors liked. But as conversations among influential Democrats often go these days the meeting quickly evolved into a discussion of who was not in the race but could be lured in" the piece said before offering up former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Mrs. Clinton.
Democrats 2020 race has a new shadow: Hillary Clinton" The Associated Press also wrote Tuesday.
The first woman to win a major party presidential nomination and the national popular vote leader with almost 3 million more votes than Trump Clinton remains a popular figure in her party even after enduring criticism for losing key Midwestern states to Trump" AP wrote.
On Monday The New York Times wrote a fawning piece headlined Hillary Clinton Master Troll?" The piece included this subheadline: Freed of the constraints of public office Mrs. Clinton seems to be living her best life."
And Mrs. Clinton has been out there pitching herself as she has been for nearly three years with endless book tours and repeated appearances on networks controlled by friendly liberals.
We have very admirable candidates vying for the nomination but at the end of the day there are a lot of forecasters that are saying
Look if the economy stays in good shape and hes not impeached or hes impeached but not convicted its going to be very very hard because of all of the advantages he will have" Mrs. Clinton said in Portland.
Last week Mrs. Clinton went further saying maybe there does need to be a rematch. Obviously I can beat him again" referring to her pulling in 3 million more votes than Mr. Trump (although he crushed her in the Electoral College by 304-227).
Not everyone is excited about the prospect of Mrs. Clinton entering the 2020 race. Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey said Monday in New Hampshire: We need to focus on winning this election talking about the urgencies that we have before us.
Former Trump strategist Steve Bannon meanwhile thinks Mrs. Clinton will jump in. She is running. Shes just throwing to decide how to fit her way in" he said. She is a very formidable candidate."
Dick Morris a former longtime adviser to Bill Clinton also now says Mrs. Clinton is likely running.
Theres a test you can do at home" Mr. Morris said Sunday on The Cats Roundtable" on New York AM 970 radio. Just put your fingers on her wrist and if you feel a pulse you know shes going to run."
If its Halloween the undead come out to play. And that includes Hillary Clinton.
She really might have one more life after all.
Well she never really left did she?
Joseph Curl covered the White House and politics for a decade for The Washington Times. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and on Twitter @josephcurl.