Every Democrat from Barack Obama on down was dreading this moment.
Once again Hillary Clinton inserted herself onto the national stage.
And Hillary Clinton said nine words about 2020 that will leave you speechless.
The Democrat presidential primary field continues to be unsettled.
In recent weeks, former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg jumped into the nominating contest.
Patrick and Bloomberg viewed establishment frontrunner Joe Biden as a fatally flawed candidate that could not survive the growing challenge on the left and offered themselves as “moderate” alternatives to socialists Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders.
Patrick and Bloomberg entering the race was not the end of the field’s shakeup.
There is one more candidate teasing the possibility of throwing their hat into the ring.
And that is former two-time failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
Clinton’s latest hint at entering the contest came during an appearance on Britain’s Graham Norton show.
During the course of the interview, Clinton claimed many people were still asking her to run for president a third time.
“Right now, I’m not, at all, uh, you know, planning that,” Clinton claimed.
But Clinton quickly pivoted to leaving the door open for yet another White House bid.
“I’d have to make up my mind really quickly,” Clinton added, “because it’s moving very fast.”
No Democrat except those on the Clinton payroll actually want to hear those comments.
While Clinton missed the filing deadline for New Hampshire and some Super Tuesday states, Clinton’s calculation – should she enter the race – would be the same as Mike Bloomberg’s in that the early states would see a series of different winners where one candidate fails to take control of the race.
Because of the Democrat delegate rules banning “winner take all” states and instead awarding delegates proportionally, late entrants like Bloomberg or Clinton could perform well in the big states that vote later on and arrive at the convention with enough delegates to emerge as a “consensus candidate” should no one candidate arrive in Charlotte with enough delegates to win the nomination on the first ballot.
This is the doomsday scenario for Democrats.
The history of American politics is that the party that holds the least contentious nomination contest and stages the most unified convention wins the election.
Patrick, Bloomberg and even Hillary Clinton entering the race late on the rationale that the primaries will not produce a conclusive winner is a nightmare for the Democrats.
At the convention, superdelegates will come into play and party elites will tip the scales to the eventual winner.
This is sure to produce hard feelings and fracture the field as there is little chance a candidate with grassroots support like Elizabeth Warren or Bernie Sanders would win the nod.
Their supporters would think Democrat Party big wigs rigged the contest against them and they would sit on their hands in November.
And any dip in Democrat voter enthusiasm means Donald Trump would be a virtual certainty to win re-election.
Conservative Revival will keep you up to date on any new developments in the 2020 Presidential Election.