It’s the stuff of Republican nightmares. We thought we had watched the end of the Clintons. After Hillary Clinton’s campaign went down in flames to Donald Trump in 2016, conservatives truly thought the era of the Clintons had come to an end.
Hillary was going to slink off into the sunset to spend the rest of her days drinking Chardonnay and being a grandmother.
Not so fast.
Believe it or not, we may not have seen the last of Hillary just yet. A new op-ed in the establishment Wall Street Journal says she may be the last best hope for the Democrat Party in 2024. Wait, what?
— The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) January 11, 2022
The Set Up
Andrew Stein and former Clinton pollster and all around Hillary fanboy Doug Schoen lay out the bone-chilling, at least for conservatives, scenario.
Currently, Joe Biden’s approval rating is somewhere around 40% depending on where you look. Some might argue it is lower than that. When you break that down by issues, it get even uglier.
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According to a recent Economist/YouGov Poll, Biden’s rating on the economy and jobs is at 38%, taxes and government spending even lower at 33%.
The poll also shows that roughly two-thirds of Independent voters disapprove of Biden’s job performance.
Combine that with the low polling numbers and all around unpopularity of Vice President Kamala Harris, and amazingly shallow bench of Democrat candidates that might replace Harris on the ticket, and you’ve got a major vacuum that Hillary could viably argue only she can fill.
You know Biden-Harris is a disaster of epic proportions when it only takes a year for Democrats to call for Hillary 2024.
— Sarah Huckabee Sanders (@SarahHuckabee) January 12, 2022
How Hillary Makes The Argument
Here is the fun part for Hillary Clinton. While Joe Biden says he will run for re-election, there are many on both sides of the aisle for whom that would be a concern. Already there are questions about his physical and mental capabilities. There is also the fact that Joe Biden would be 82 years old.
Not only is she (however so slightly) younger, but Hillary Clinton may be convinced her ace in the hole is that as a former First Lady, Senator, and Secretary of State, she brings extensive experience to the job.
There is also the fact that, at this point the conventional wisdom is that there will be a bloodbath in November, and Republicans will take over both the House and the Senate.
More conventional wisdom says that the reason for this is that the Democrats have been moving farther to the left and leaving any moderates that might be left flapping in the breeze. Hillary addressed that very topic recently during an interview on MSNBC, saying that Democrats need to be,
“careful thinking about what wins elections, and not just in deep-blue districts where a Democrat and a liberal Democrat, or so-called progressive Democrat, is going to win.”
She added that winning a majority does not just mean preaching to the choir, but also, “comes from people who win in much more difficult districts.”
The Biden domestic agenda is of course a hot mess as well, and a prime target for Hillary. The “Build Back Better” plan is all but dead, and now Democrats want to scrap the filibuster to get ‘voting rights’ across the finish line.
When all of it goes south after the midterms, Hillary will be able to label herself the “change candidate.”
If this Hillary runs in 2024 I will stock pile weed & crypto in my off the grid homestead because that’ll be the only way to survive if this lady becomes POTUS. 😳😵
— curious_cat007 (@eva2_00) January 12, 2022
A Few Things To Consider
Now the fun part for conservatives. While Hillary is lecturing her party about moving too far to the left, let’s envision this, will Hillary cave to the “squad?” One might think the obvious answer is “no.”
But imagine for one moment, AOC, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, Cori Bush, and the rest of the gals marching into the Oval Office and making demands. That is the mother of all cat-fights and would do quite well on pay-per-view.
And a couple more things, is Hillary willing to swoop in to save the day for a party that blew her off for Barack Obama? It was her turn, dammit! She put up with Bill and what did she get for it? Being thrown under the bus for the “articulate” and “clean” guy, that’s what.
Let’s say she decides to do a bail out of the Democratic Party, can they afford it? Let’s get real, whether the quid pro quo is monetary or otherwise, the Clintons don’t come cheap.
And just a side note, Hillary always forgets that Republicans have about 40 years worth of dirt on her and Bill. Would they finally be ready to pull the trigger and dig it all up?
And who would Hillary’s running mate be? Not enough time to speculate here. While the Democrats are busy with blasts from the past, maybe they can give Al Gore a call too.
For 2024, there’s a proven Democratic vote winner who is younger than both Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden (not to mention Donald Trump) and is tanned, ready and rested pic.twitter.com/G1GDPN6g1x
— Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) January 11, 2022