Hillary May Be Sitting on the Bench, but She Is Suited Up and Ready for the Coach’s Call

Nov. 15, 2019
Bob Adelmann

Hillary Rodham Clinton is running for the presidency of the United States. All she's waiting for is for one of the current members of the first string to falter and the coach to call her into the game.

It could happen today. Joe Biden is fighting both Father Time and fading finances. Elizabeth Warren's vision of something for everybody that only the rich pay for is failing to persuade the voters she needs to win. Bernie Sanders hasn't lost his mind, but his heart is failing. And Michael Bloomberg is too old, too white, and too rich. The coach's call could come at any time.

And HRC is ready.

She and her daughter, Chelsea, are touring the world touting their latest book, The Book of Gutsy Women. But the almost frenetic schedule of speeches and interviews gives the appearance of a full-blown political campaign for the presidency of the United States.

In an interview on BBC Radio 5 in England on Tuesday, the twice-failed candidate sounded like someone just biding her time:

I feel a sense of responsibility partly because you know my name was on the ballot, I got more votes, but ended up losing to the current incumbent in the White House, who I think is really undermining our democracy in very fundamental ways. And I want to retire him.

When directly asked if she was considering running in 2020, Hillary replied "I say never, never, never say never," adding "I will certainly tell you: I'm under enormous pressure from many, many, many people to think about it. But as of this moment, sitting here in this studio talking to you, that is absolutely not in my plans."

If that is so, then why the frenetic schedule? Why is she twitter-debating with the president? Why is she attacking a current Democrat contender? After all, a new book is often the launching pad for a new political campaign.

And she's 72. She and her husband have become rich beyond imagining as a result of their political connections over the years. Why doesn't she, as Doug Schoen, a former Clinton political advisor, suggested, just "go home, close the door, shut your mouth, be quiet, and just forget about this"?

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It may be an addiction. She thinks about it all the time: the losses, the close calls, the might-have-beens. Said Clinton, "I think all the time about what kind of president I would have been and what I would have done differently and what I think it would have meant to our country and the world. So of course I think about it. I think about it all the time…."

When Trump tweeted that she should either paint or get off the ladder, he said, "I think that Crooked Hillary should enter the race to try to steal it away from Uber Left Elizabeth Warren. Only one condition: the Crooked One must explain all of her high crimes and misdemeanors including how & why she deleted 33,000 Emails AFTER getting subpoenaed!" Clinton tweeted back: "Don't tempt me. Do your job."

Clinton does enjoy certain inherent advantages after having been in the political spotlight for so many years. She knows George Soros. She's sold out to the Deep State. Many of her agents remain in the Trump administration. The media would certainly welcome her with open arms as the "savior" of the Democrat Party, which appears to be foundering in its search for someone - anyone - who can beat Trump.

At 72 she is younger than Biden (76), Sanders (78), Bloomberg (78), and Donald Trump (73).

She managed to raise more than a billion dollars in 2016, and won the popular election by more than 3 million votes. In an interview with Judy Woodruff at the PBS News Hour in October, Clinton teased Woodruff: "Maybe there does need to be a rematch. Obviously, I can beat him again."

She would do things differently this time around. She told interviewer Jane Pauley on CBS Sunday Morning: "Look, there were many, funny things that happened in my election that will not happen again."

And then there's the recent Harvard/Harris poll in which 1,810 registered voters were asked during the last three days of October the following question: "Suppose Hillary Clinton, Michael Bloomberg, and John Kerry decide to enter the race, who would you support as a candidate for President?" Biden received support from 19 percent of Democrats, with Clinton a close second at 18 percent. Warren came in third at 13 percent, Kerry at eight percent and Bloomberg at six percent.

Hillary may be sitting on the bench but she is suited up just waiting for the call.


An Ivy League graduate and former investment advisor, Bob is a regular contributor to The New American primarily on economics and politics. He can be reached at bobadelmann@msn.com.



The Guardian: 'The stakes are enormous': is Hillary Clinton set for a White House run?

TIME: 'Many, Many, Many' People Are Reportedly Pushing Hillary Clinton to Enter 2020 Presidential Race


Politico: Clinton says she is being urged by 'many, many, many people' to run in 2020

The Blaze: Former Clinton adviser offers advice to Hillary: 'Go home ... shut your mouth'

SHOCK POLL: Biden in dead heat - with Hillary!

The Harvard/Harris poll results

The New American: Will Clinton Join The Race? Dems Worried That Sleepy Joe Can't Cut It

Deadline: Hillary Clinton Claims "Funny Things" That Happened To Her During The 2016 Election "Will Not Happen Again"

Real Clear PoliticsHillary Clinton on Trump: "Maybe There Does Need To Be A Rematch" So "I Can Beat Him Again"

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