January 29, 2019
Is Hillary Clinton running for president, again?
There’s speculation, fueled by CNN pundits and political insiders. Clinton herself said as recently as October that she still wants to be president.
There’s also an odd pattern emerging: Whenever a female candidate announces an intent to take on Trump in 2020, Clinton chimes in with a little reminder that she’s been there and done that.
It happened again on Sunday.
As Sen. Kamala Harris kicked off her 2020 campaign for president in California, news emerged about Hillary Clinton contemplating a third shot at the nation’s top office.
“I’m told by three people that as recently as this week, she was telling people that look, given all this news from the indictments, particularly the Roger Stone indictment, she talked to several people, saying ‘look, I’m not closing the doors to this,” CNN White House correspondent Jeff Zeleny told “Inside Politics.”
“It does not mean that there’s a campaign-in-waiting, or a plan in the works,” he added.
Zeleny said Clinton believes a 2020 run “could be a possibility,” citing the popular vote in 2016 and ongoing Russia investigation, according to The Hill.
“Most losing presidential candidates never totally close the doors to running for president, something that’s really hard to do,” he said. “But I think we have to at least leave our mind open to the possibility that she is still talking about it.
“She wants to take on Trump,” Zeleny said. “Could she win a Democratic primary to do it? I don’t know the answer to that.”
Clinton stealing the spotlight during key moments for fellow female Democrats is becoming a trend, with Harris now the third victim of the failed presidential candidate’s “look at me” campaign.
It started when Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts announced the launch of her exploratory committee for a…