By Ryan Lau | @agorisms
Less than a week after the decisive 2018 midterms, the 2020 campaign season is already beginning. On Monday, West Virginia State Senator Richard Ojeda announced a 2020 bid against President Trump. Last week, Ojeda lost his House race, but now believes himself ready to run again.
Now, more significantly, a familiar name in politics is entering the realm of discussion once more. That’s right: we may see a Hillary Clinton 2020 run. After losing in the 2008 Democratic primary and 2016 general election, a close former advisor believes she is going to make another bid for the office.
Ex-advisor Mark Penn and Democratic politician Andrew Stein wrote an article Sunday in the Wall Street Journal detailing her potential run. They believe that this time, Hillary will run on a distinct platform: the “Hillary 4.0”. This, they believe, will set her apart from her three moderate incarnations of the past. In order to win the nomination, they believe she will need to portray herself as more liberal than ever before.
Due to claims of Russian interference and a popular vote win, Clinton did not believe the election was fair. Thus, she may be dissatisfied still with the loss and unwilling to end her political career to defeat by an outsider.
Throughout the campaign season, Penn and Stein detail, she had high approval ratings. Among Democrats, she had 75% support. However, much of this may have been because of the alternative: Donald Trump. Many of the progressive members of the Democratic Party voiced strong words against Clinton. As a result, she may find it difficult to regain their support a third time. This is especially true when candidates such as Bernie Sanders, Tulsi Gabbard, and Kirsten Gillibrand have speculated runs. Nonetheless, they believe her desire to be the first female president will prevail.
Conway Encourages Hillary Clinton 2020
Interestingly, the announcement drew sarcastic support from Kellyanne Conway. The first woman to successfully manage a presidential campaign, she believed Clinton to be an easy target. As Trump has already defeated her once, she believes that he can do so again.
Conway took to Twitter on Monday to voice her support for a Hillary Clinton 2020 bid, saying: “Dear God, please, yes”.
Dear God, please, yes. https://t.co/bmfWokusJj
— Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) November 12, 2018
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