The consensus after her humiliating defeat in the presidential election was that Hillary Clinton’s political career was over. And that would be a reasonable assumption. The idea that she’d take another shot at defeating Donald Trump in 2020 is absurd. For one thing, it would be a third attempt at the presidency. For another, how long are other ambitious Democrat politicians willing to postpone their goals just for Hillary’s sake?
With the happy thought that the likelihood of yet another attempt by Hillary to gain the White House is essentially impossible comes the realization that she could try to run for some other office. But what office would she want?
This is where the idea of a Hillary Clinton candidacy for mayor of New York comes in.
But would she even want it? Granted, New York is an enormous city, and it would give her a bit of leverage in attempting to raise funds for the Clinton Foundation. But it’s still a far cry from being president.
As it turns out, she probably couldn’t even get elected mayor in such a Democratic stronghold as New York. The Daily Caller reports on the recent result of a Rasmussen poll that says that, “[f]ifty-eight percent of likely voters in the city don’t want Clinton to run again, compared to just 23 percent of voters who wanted the former presidential candidate to run. Nineteen percent of voters hadn’t yet made up their mind.”
The report continues: “Current Mayor Bill de Blasio is set to run for reelection, but trails Republican challenger Paul Massey, Jr. in terms of fundraising. Massey raised $1.6 million in the race so far, compared to de Blasio’s $1 million. Clinton expressed interest in the race, but said she would only consider running if de Blasio didn’t enter the race for some reason.”
In spite of being such a Democratic stronghold, Republicans have served as mayor of New York before. Should Hillary run and be defeated by the Republican candidate this would be piling humiliation on top of humiliation. There’s probably a limit to how many times Hillary can lose elections before she just loses it completely.
Any more lost elections and Hillary’s political career will have moved from success to failure to tragedy to farce to joke. Given her jumbo-sized ego and condescending attitude, losing another election would be the ultimate disaster for the woman. That is, unless she wound up in prison for all her crimes. And that might be more likely than her ever holding public office again.
Source: The Political Insider