Clinton and the dream of Presidency

Hillary Clinton is still hopeful about the U.S. presidential elections in 2020, despite her failure in 2008 and 2016. This is while experts mention that one of the main reasons of Democrats’ defeat in the previous presidential election was Clinton’s presence as the Party’s final candidate, and the stealing of Bernie Sanders’ vote by Hillary Clinton’s supporters.

As reported by the CNN, Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton sent mixed messages when she said she did not want to run for president again, but after hesitating she added that she would like to be president someday.

When asked by tech magazine Recode’s Kara Swisher at a taping Friday of the Recode Decode podcast whether she wanted to run for president again, Clinton said, “No, no.”

But after a pause and some prodding from Swisher, Clinton said, “Well, I’d like to be president.”

“I think, hopefully, when we have a Democrat in the Oval Office in January of 2021, there’s going to be so much work to be done,” she elaborated, later adding, “The work would be work that I feel very well prepared for, having been at the Senate for eight years, having been a diplomat in the State Department, and it’s just going to be a lot of heavy lifting.”

When Swisher asked whether Clinton would be doing that heavy lifting, Clinton replied, “Oh, I have no idea. … I’m not even going to even think about it till we get through this November 6 election about what’s going to happen after that.”

Beyond what CNN reported, it should be noted that after the disclosure of Hillary Clinton’s emails and the Democrats’ betrayal of Bernie Sanders, many of the U.S. citizens in the 2016 presidential elections voted for Trump. Some political analysts in the United States believe that if Bernie Sanders stood in Clinton’s position during the 2016 elections, he would have been able to defeat Trump and enter the White House. The Clintons, however, continue to influence the Democrats and try to get the most out of it. Though former President Bill Clinton is opposed to his wife’s decision to run for the upcoming presidential election, Hillary Clinton doesn’t appear to be reluctant in this regard!

It should be noted that Joe Biden (former vice president of the United States), Bernie Sanders and John Kerry are now considered as the prominent Democrat figures who are likely to become the Party’s nominee in the 2020 presidential elections. However, Democrats now have their main focus on the United States midterm elections, and regarding the raising dissatisfaction of Trump’s government, their success is quite probable.

First published in our partner Tehran Times