This is a series of unlikely presidential tickets that have been proposed. We’ve already done Trump-Tulsi, Mitt-Mike, and Justin Amash. Today, we have (believe it or not) a push to nominate Hillary Clinton. Again. It’s not impossible. Adlai Stevenson ran against Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1952 and came back to run against him again in 1956. Eleanor Roosevelt even pushed to have him nominated in 1960, as well. Of course, he, you know, didn’t win.
Seriously, the Washington Examiner says Steve Bannon is predicting it will happen.
“She is running. She’s just trying to decide how to fit her way in,” he told Fox Business Monday evening, predicting that she could take over the centrist lane from Joe Biden. . . Hillary Clinton is doing a whole thing,” he said. “A meeting this week for a book…she said [Trump is] an illegal president, illegitimate president…he’s a clear and present danger.”
Of course, Bannon has been known to be wrong on occasion. . .
Bannon, as usual, seems content to trust his own instinct over publicly available evidence. Since he left the White House and predicted an utterly wrong Roy Moore victory in Alabama, he has repeatedly attempted to regain relevance via prognostications of questionable accuracy, such as when he predicted Democrats would lose the House in the 2018 midterms, and that Kamala Harris and Beto O’Rourke would be a deadly ticket in 2020.
But this is not just Bannon’s attempt to find an easy loser for Trump. A petition is going around to draft Hillary.
It is indisputable that, despite winning the popular vote in 2016 by nearly three million votes, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was denied the US presidency by an Electoral College process corrupted by foreign adversaries. . .
MANY courageous, highly credible, ethical, and determined US patriots have volunteered to serve as the Democratic Party’s 2020 presidential candidate to defeat the foreign and domestic forces currently colluding to corrupt our nation’s Rule of Law, capacity for self-governance, and global credibility. But only one person, applying lessons we all learned in and after the 2016 Electoral College “Election,” can defeat Russia and its co-conspirators within the US.
They direct you to a site that says, “Re-elect Hillary Clinton in 2020: The Best Candidate to Beat Trump Is the One Who Already Did.”
PredictIt the political gambling site, is not convinced. They give her a 4% chance of becoming the nominee (up from 1%). Meanwhile, Joe Biden has a 77% likelihood, and Bernie Sanders is now 17%–he was at 57% prior to Super Tuesday. Things are still in flux.
Speaking of Bernie, The Boston Herald says Hillary would love to beat Bernie again.
The former first lady’s explosive charges against Sanders in a new Hulu documentary series and in subsequent interviews, alleging “Nobody likes him” and raising questions about his treatment of women, come just a few weeks before voters begin casting ballots. . .
Clinton’s well-orchestrated offensive against her one-time nemesis could be the first salvo in a “Never Bernie” movement of Democratic party leaders worried about Sanders sitting at the top of the ticket in 2020.
The BBC notes that Hillary says she’s been under “enormous pressure” to run this year.
Hillary Clinton has said she is “under enormous pressure” to challenge US President Donald Trump in next year’s White House election.
The former Democratic presidential nominee refused to rule it out, telling the BBC: “Never say never.”
Meanwhile, the Daily Mail quotes Hillary as saying she’d win this time if she ran against Trump again.
But The Hill reports that a former Hillary strategist says it’s a “pipe dream.”
And MarketWatch says there’s “one thing” standing in her way: Joe Biden. He didn’t run against her in 2012, and she wants to return the favor—unless he collapses. Up until last week, that looked like a real possibility.
And Fox 4 notes that a recent Harvard-Harris poll showed that Hillary would top the field if she entered—leading 21% over Biden, at 20%, and Bernie at12%.
But before we end, let’s look at one more option: a Bloomberg-Hillary ticket. Like the Romney-Bloomberg ticket we brought up, this would be a combination of name recognition, experience, and big bucks.
Bloomberg’s whole plan was predicated on the fact that no one looked like they’d be able to win on the first ballot—throwing it into a “brokered” convention. However, things have turned upside-down now, with Biden suddenly strong, and so many dropping out. But it’s not a done deal, yet.
While Biden seems to be ascending, Bernie plans to double-down, and his followers don’t give up easily. So it’s still possible that we’ll end up with a “brokered” convention, in which neither of them has enough delegates for a first-ballot win. If they are deadlocked, the party will look for a compromise candidate. Hillary would not be seen as competing with Biden, since he would be stymied at that point. It’s less likely that Bernie would agree to support Hillary, given their history, But stranger things have happened.