Hillary Clinton’s devastating loss to Donald Trump was her second failed Presidential campaign.
Would she run again?
A surprising new poll from the American people may help her make that decision.
And what’s shocking is the response from Democrats.
A new Suffolk/USA Today poll found 62 percent of Democrats and independents do not want to see her run again.
Only 23 percent would be excited if she did so.
Some pundits thought her actions after her defeat were designed to prep the groundwork for a third try at the Oval Office.
First, her campaign encouraged Green Party candidate Dr. Jill Stein’s recount efforts in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
Next, her team never really tried to stop the coup attempt pushed by the so-called “Hamilton Electors” to pressure Trump Electoral College voters to flip their votes and throw the election to the House of Representatives.
And this campaign descended into ugliness when it was found out that Democrats were sending death threats to Republican electors.
But neither Hillary nor her team ever stepped in.
In fact, new documents reveal her team was keeping tabs on the movement.
“But a batch of correspondence obtained by POLITICO shows members of Clinton’s inner circle — including senior aides Jake Sullivan and Jennifer Palmieri — were in touch for weeks with one of the effort’s organizers as they mounted their ill-fated strategy. And despite repeated requests for guidance, Clinton’s team did not wave them off…
…The first conversation appears to have occurred on Nov. 29, when Sullivan and other aides joined a conference call that included Colorado elector Micheal Baca, a member of a group working to persuade Republicans in the Electoral College to abandon Trump.
Baca relayed the group’s long-shot strategy: to persuade Democratic and Republican electors to unite behind an alternative candidate to Trump.
In an email after the call, Baca apologized to Sullivan for his urgent tone.
“Not at all! We all share a sense of urgency,” Sullivan replied. “Look forward to being in touch.”
The next day, after Baca updated Sullivan on the group’s progress, Sullivan wrote that he personally believed the Clinton campaign should not be involved because it might send “mixed messages.” “But I’m consulting with our leadership,” he added.”
In between the failed recounts and disastrous push to steal the election at the Electoral College – which Hillary ended up with more electors defecting than Trump – Hillary and her team pushed conspiracy theories and excuses for why she lost.
Hillary Clinton blamed so-called “fake” news.
Both Bill and Hillary laid the defeat at the hands of Russian hackers.
And campaign chairman John Podesta pointed the finger at the FBI.
Some pundits took the totality of these actions to mean she was plotting another campaign.
While there was little chance any of them could reverse the outcome, the purpose looked to be to delegitimize Trump’s victory.
Painting Hillary as the victim of conspiracy and the “true” winner by virtue of her meaningless 2.8 million popular vote victory could be their method of building a launching pad for a 2020 run for the White House.
But this new poll shows even her own party has joined the rest of America in moving on from the Clintons.