Few politicians have experienced as many staggering defeats as Hillary Clinton.
After losing two White House bids, however, the latest speculation suggests that she is planning to mount yet another presidential campaign in 2024.
While it might make sense for another Democrat to step in considering Joe Biden’s low approval rating, it seems odd that Clinton would be the top contender.
Her own rock-bottom popularity shows how shallow the Democratic Party’s bench has become in recent years.
In any case, she is reportedly planning an upcoming speech that many insiders say is likely her first step toward announcing her candidacy.
According to CNBC:
The development comes as Clinton, who also was secretary of State during the first half of President Barack Obama’s administration, works to maintain relevance in a party that could be headed for defeat in this year’s midterm elections.
It may also stoke speculation about a potential new Clinton bid for elected office. Two of her allies last month had an op-ed published in The Wall Street Journal suggesting Clinton could run for president in 2024 as President Joe Biden’s approval ratings have fallen dramatically. Clinton has said she would not run for president again after her loss to Donald Trump in 2016.
“She’s beloved by the mainstream members of the Democratic Party and her popularity is likely higher than that of President Biden. It’s good for her because it keeps her relevant and her appearance is likely meant to galvanize the party and the audience,” said one of the people who said Clinton is set to speak at next week’s event.
News about her expected appearance at the upcoming New York State Democratic Party Convention came as additional information emerged from her 2016 campaign.
The probe led by special counsel John Durham revealed evidence that Clinton spied on her rival, Donald Trump.
Trump and many of his allies sounded off with public statements about the shocking update.
President Donald J. Trump:
"The latest pleading from Special Counsel Robert Durham provides indisputable evidence that my campaign and presidency were spied on by operatives paid by the Hillary Clinton Campaign in an effort to develop a completely fabricated connection… pic.twitter.com/jaERtmhDER
— Liz Harrington (@realLizUSA) February 12, 2022
BREAKING: Donald Trump and the RNC funded SIGINT collection AGAINST the Executive Office of the President of the United States, just like the Russians do. This is TREASON!
Just kidding, it was Hillary Clinton and a big tech executive. Durham is coming.
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) February 13, 2022
So Hillary Clinton, was your campaign operation illegally spying on President Trump and his company as Durham alleges?
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) February 13, 2022
Clinton has previously indicated that she would not run for president again after her resounding loss to Trump.
Of course, her critics say she has a long track record of lying to the American people, so who knows?
Although she remained in hiding for much of the Trump administration, she re-emerged with a new podcast in 2020.
Back then, there was some speculation that she could be considering yet another White House bid.
As CNN reported at the time:
The first episode of Clinton’s podcast, called “You and Me Both with Hillary Clinton,” will be released on September 29, according to iHeartMedia, the company producing the series.
Interviews will include comedian Sarah Cooper, who has become known for her mocking posts for President Donald Trump; Gloria Steinem, the famed feminist and equal rights activist; Stacey Abrams, the former 2018 Georgia gubernatorial candidate; and Tan France, one of the hosts of Queer Eye.
The production company said Clinton will comment on “pressing political issues of our time” and “will tackle the subjects on so many people’s minds, including topics like faith, resilience, and grief.”
She has also sat down for a few interviews, including the following conversation apparently meant to portray her as a relevant figure in American politics.
Do you believe Hillary Clinton will run for president again in 2024?