Bill Clinton served as the 42nd President of the United States. Hillary, was, of course, the First Lady. Now, Hillary has been making the headlines considerably more than her husband now that he’s been out of the White House for nearly two decades.
Hillary Clinton has served as Secretary of State. She has run for president and lost. Now, she hasn’t closed the door on getting back into the running for the Democratic National Committee bid for president. Although she couldn’t get the job done in 2016 to beat Trump, she thinks that could change the second time around. Perhaps she’s arrogant enough to think that the American people have seen the error of their ways.
If Hillary were to make it into the White House as president, Bill would become the First Man. Of course, there has never been a female president and, therefore, there has never been a First Man. That would have them going down in the history books together – quite possibly as the most powerful couple in US history. It sounds great, but Hillary Clinton would have to figure out how to take Trump down first – and no Republican wants to let that happen.
It seems Bill might be warming up to the idea of becoming the “First Man” in the White House. When he spoke at an event at Georgetown Law School, he reminded everyone that he can’t legally run for president again. He also said something that caused many people to perk up with interest: “She may or may not ever run for anything,” referencing his wife of over 40 years.
There’s been a lot of chatter behind certain Democratic circles about the “quality” of current field candidates. Sanders will run until he has no more breaths to take. He’s never gotten close to winning, so 2020 seems unlikely. Warren seems a bit too progressive for anyone’s liking. Biden may have the experience of being a former VP but there’s a reason why he didn’t run in 2016, which would have been the natural progression.
If there are Dems talking about not having the “quality” that they need, it’s obvious that they are concerned about whether any candidate chosen by the DNC can beat Trump. After all, they were all hopeful that Hillary would have brought home the “W” in 2016 and she didn’t.
However, there have also been plenty of Dems who have politely told Hillary not to run. They don’t think that it’s her time. In fact, her time may have passed her by entirely. She may have to come to the realization that she will never get to be the President of the United States. Perhaps, though, she’ll end up becoming like Bernie Sanders – running every four years whether America likes it or not. He is nearing 80 and still hasn’t given up hope.
With Bill making the comment that he did at Georgetown, it’s certainly causing a lot of chatter within the Democratic circles. Is Hillary actually planning on filing with the FEC to run for President? If she is, she’s going to be the late one coming into battle – she’s months behind other candidates. While she can certainly get the numbers in the polls and the fundraisers, the question is whether she can beat Trump.
She has said that she can “beat him again” in interviews, but sadly, she has forgotten that she can only beat him in the popular vote, which doesn’t count because that would mean NYC and California choose the president. The Electoral College has to be the final decision, and her goons in the House weren’t able to abolish it in time for Hillary to go for round two against Trump.
While it’s easy to say that the Democrats are smarter than that, allowing Clinton to get the DNC nomination again to go for round two, they aren’t the brightest bunch. They’d likely throw their support behind her again, hoping that history doesn’t repeat itself.
When she doesn’t clinch the title in the general election, it could lead to another four years of disgruntled Dems as they scratch their chins in a confused manner, wondering how Trump was able to beat Hillary Clinton a second time.
While it would certainly be entertaining to see Bill Clinton back in the White House, it’s not worth it if it means that Hillary is the one running the show. Like Doug Jones, a Democratic Senator from Alabama says, “I think we need to move forward.” That would mean that Bill might need to think about moving forward without another move into the White House, too.