The 2016 election was considered to be a major competition between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. She lost, and Trump won.
Generally when one is the party nominee and fails to attain the presidency the first time, one does not run again. However, this may not be the case, as Clinton alluded to a potential run, putting her in third place for Democrat contenders, and with various political heads, including Steve Bannon, declaring that Clinon will likely run.
The odds of Hillary Clinton entering the 2020 presidential race and winning the Democratic nomination jumped to third place per PredictIt, as rumors swirl that she’ll be back to take another bite at the apple.
Notably, former Trump chief strategist Steve Bannon told Fox Business last week “She is running. She’s just trying to decide how to fit her way in.”
On Monday, a Rasmussen poll had Hillary “neck-and-neck” with President Trump in a hypothetical rematch despite a majority (71%) responding that she shouldn’t run.
President Trump, meanwhile, is trolling the whole idea, tweeting on Tuesday “I think that Crooked Hillary Clinton should enter the race to try and steal it away from Uber Left Elizabeth Warren. Only one condition. The Crooked one must explain all of her high crimes and misdemeanors including how & why she deleted 33,000 Emails AFTER getting “C” Subpoena!”
If Hillary does run, it will likely be another victory for Trump because while she has a lot of support, a lot of people do not like her, and it would rally people to oppose her again.
This must be understood in the context of the current political paradigm.
Barring any major changes, it appears that the current planned paradigm is that Trump needs to win in 2020, and upon leaving office in 2024, to pass control to the Democrats for the next eight years. This is why the Democrat party is in such disarray- because the chaos is meant to divide people, make it impossible to put together a single candidate who could win, and thereby throw the election in his favor. Trump needs this because he has been such a disaster in terms of his failure to follow through on basic promises that have greatly contributed to the erosion of his base he has little to go by. What began as a campaign on a comparatively cheap budget and few advisors has become a Broadway-like production with large expenditures and staff.
Now things could change for Trump or the Democrats. Political plans can change, and one should not subscribe to one particular vision absolutely, as plans exist in the US based on political expediency, not principle or some arbitrary measure. It is well-known that often times, especially in the higher offices, politicians are “selected”, not “elected”, as the elections are shows in order to distract the common people.
One does not even know if the statistics on Hillary are accurate, but the fact is that if she lost last time, it is highly unlikely that she will not win again. The other options are the scandal-ridden Elizabeth “Pocahontas” Warren, Bernie Sanders who is in failing health, “Uncle” Joe Biden whose comments and actions indicate potential senility, racism, pedophilia, or a combination of all three are the most serious contenders currently. If Clinton can place third (below Biden and above Sanders), what does that say about the state of the party as it has been allowed to get?
Likewise, one might consider that the Democrats are pursuing a strategy of dividing the party in order to pull votes away. For example, one may consider that in the future, the candidate who wins the nomination may be opposed by another former candidate from the Democrats but running on a kind of independent ticket. For example, say that Warren is nominated. In such a case, it would not be a surprise to see that Clinton may run as an “alternative option” still. A split such as this would almost certainly guarantee a Republican victory, as given the nature of American politics and how the system has been set up, such splits only exist as political options to favor one side over the other. It is a ballot-based approach to the “divide-and-conquer” principle used in military tactics.
As I have said before, this does not mean any change is taking place, just as the shenanigans with Trump and the “whistleblower” scandal does not change anything. All of this is a massive distraction from reality, which is that the US is enabling the rise of militarism and the return of major global empires in preparation for war in the future. It is not so much that Trump is to blame, but that he is following the plan given to him and followed by Obama, Bush II, Clinton, Bush I, and Reagan, as it is not their creation but from those in the offices of the intel services, who answer to various corporate and financial interests.
Hillary and Trump have been friends for many years. Nothing is going to change in any serious way regardless who is elected save for select emphases.
Gun rights are still going to diminish under Trump or Clinton.
Social privelages will diminish under both.
Civil liberties will disappear under both.
The same problems will not be fixed.
This is not meant to sound depressing or hopeless, but to acknowledge a reality based on what one can see.
This is why it is of such concern, not for the individual battles, but because the fundamentals have already been established and they are bearing their natural results.
This is not a time to argue over what side one should be on.
This is the time to prepare the life rafts because the boat itself is sinking and nobody wants to admit that. And when I say “the boat is sinking,” I refer to that certain events are inevitable at this point and there is little that you can do to stop them, but what you can do is to prepare yourself so you can best face them.