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Murmurs over Hillary for 2020

ANI | Updated: Nov 15, 2018 13:49 IST

Washington D.C. [USA], Nov 15 (ANI): Hillary Clinton, who was the Democratic Party's nominee for President of the United States in the 2016 elections, may re-emerge as the party's possible presidential contender for 2020 elections.
Speculation about former first lady Clinton launching a bid for the White House in 2020 started mounting after an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal penned by Mark Penn, Clinton's former long-time pollster, and Andrew Stein, former president of the New York City Council, claimed that the former secretary of state is going to run in 2020.
"When the former first lady, former senator, former secretary of state, former candidate for president - former just about everything - was asked the other day if she wanted to run again for the highest office in the land again, she said "No," but with a caveat. "Well, I'd like to be president." This was followed up quickly by an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal by two former advisers, who say not only will she run, but she will reinvent herself back to the future that looks a lot like the past, "back to the universal-health-care-promoting progressive firebrand of 1994." Oh, my. That looks like a winner," said columnist Suzanne Fields of the Washington Times.
"Mark Penn, once a Clinton adviser and pollster, and Andrew Stein, a former president of the New York City Council, see her making a stunning comeback," he added.
According to Mike Thompson of the Detroit Free Press, even unsupported speculation about a Clinton 2020 bid chills the hearts of Democrats.
"Not because most Democrats disagree with her ideologically, but because four more years of President Trump sounds less appealing than digesting shards of glass," he added.
Meanwhile, the Hill reported that United States Senator Kirsten Gillibrand dodged a question about whether she would support the former first lady as a potential candidate for the 2020 presidential elections.
"Last year you said that President Clinton should have stepped aside in the Lewinsky affair. Hillary Clinton recently said she rejected the idea that it was an abuse of power, seemed very out of step with where the national Democratic conversation is. Is that reason for why she should not run?" CNN's Brianna Keilar said to Gillibrand.
In reply, the US Senator said, "I think every woman should consider whether they want to run, and there's going to be several, which is exciting."
Gillibrand further said that Clinton would make her own decision based on what she wants to do and what vision she wants to share with America.
"And I think that there are many women who will look at what President Trump has done to this country, dividing us, tearing us apart ... I think women will feel called to this moment as to whether they need to run whether they need to share their vision for America," said Gillibrand, who also hinted that she might run for the post of the President in 2020.(ANI)

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