Americans thought they had seen the last of Hillary Clinton.
Her stunning loss to Donald Trump was her second failed White House bid, and many believed it was time for her to exit the stage.
But Hillary’s actions to delegitimize Trump’s victory are leading some to believe she is laying the groundwork for a 2020 rematch with the President-elect.
Throughout the campaign, Hillary and her allies in the press claimed Trump was destroying democracy by refusing to say whether he would accept the results of the race or not.
But after Trump decisively won the Electoral College, liberals immediately pushed for recounts in the pivotal states of Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
Green Party candidate Jill Stein took up the cause and has filed a recount petition in Wisconsin, and is planning to do so in Michigan and Pennsylvania as well.
The Clinton team announced they, too, were joining the recount effort in Wisconsin, as well as in Michigan and Pennsylvania, if those efforts moved forward.
There is little hope of reversing the combined 100,000 vote margin Trump won in all three states, and many are questioning why the Clintons are engaging in what appears to be a lost cause.
Some pundits believe it is to delegitimize Trump’s victory and set up a third Clinton Presidential campaign in 2020.
Raising doubts about legitimacy of election, even w/out overturning result, is part of Clinton’s plans to keep her options open for 2020
— Ron Fournier (@ron_fournier) November 28, 2016
Hillary cooperating with the recount (along with pop vote win) is an indication she will run again in 2020. YES SHE WILL
— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) November 27, 2016
Would Clinton run again in 2020?
During the Obama Presidency, the Democrats suffered historic down ballot losses.
The 2010, 2014, and 2016 midterms saw the Democrat bench eviscerated by the voters who punished the party for supporting Obama’s disastrous agenda.
While Democrats will try to cultivate new national figures, Vice President Joe Biden appears done with national politics, leaving the Democrats with few known political quantities.
The only figure with stature left is Hillary Clinton.
She could spin her meaningless popular vote victory over Trump – combined with using the recounts – to sow doubts about the legitimacy of her loss as a springboard for another campaign.
Many believe Clinton’s two failed campaigns ended her political career.
But if the Democrats are desperate enough in 2020, they may turn once again to Hillary as their standard bearer.
However, it’s unlikely Clinton will be given a clear field like she was in 2016.
She showed real vulnerability to a challenger on her left, and candidates better known than Bernie Sanders was at the start of his campaign would likely enter the race.
Do you think Hillary Clinton wants to run for President again in 2020?
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