Clin­ton and the dream of pres­i­dency!

Tehran Times - - FRONT PAGE - Hanif Ghaf­fari Po­lit­i­cal an­a­lyst

Hil­lary Clin­ton is still hope­ful about the U.S. pres­i­den­tial elec­tions in 2020, de­spite her fail­ure in 2008 and 2016. This is while ex­perts men­tion that one of the main rea­sons of Democrats’ de­feat in the pre­vi­ous pres­i­den­tial elec­tion was Clin­ton’s pres­ence as the Party’s fi­nal can­di­date, and the steal­ing of Bernie San­ders’ vote by Hil­lary Clin­ton’s sup­port­ers.

As re­ported by the CNN, For­mer Demo­cratic pres­i­den­tial can­di­date Hil­lary Clin­ton sent mixed mes­sages when she said she did not want to run for pres­i­dent again, but af­ter hes­i­tat­ing she added that she would like to be pres­i­dent some­day.

When asked by tech mag­a­zine Re­code’s Kara Swisher at a tap­ing Fri­day of the Re­code De­code pod­cast whether she wanted to run for pres­i­dent again, Clin­ton said, “No, no.”

But af­ter a pause and some prod­ding from Swisher, Clin­ton said, “Well, I’d like to be pres­i­dent.”

“I think, hope­fully, when we have a Demo­crat in the Oval Of­fice in Jan­uary of 2021, there’s go­ing to be so much work to be done,” she elab­o­rated, later adding, “The work would be work that I feel very well pre­pared for, hav­ing been at the Se­nate for eight years, hav­ing been a diplo­mat in the State Depart­ment, and it’s just go­ing to be a lot of heavy lift­ing.”

When Swisher asked whether Clin­ton would be do­ing that heavy lift­ing, Clin­ton replied, “Oh, I have no idea . ... I’m not even go­ing to even think about it till we get through this Novem­ber 6 elec­tion about what’s go­ing to hap­pen af­ter that.”

Be­yond what CNN re­ported, it should be noted that af­ter the dis­clo­sure of Hil­lary Clin­ton’s emails and the Democrats’ be­trayal of Bernie San­ders, many of the U.S. ci­ti­zens in the 2016 pres­i­den­tial elec­tions voted for Trump. Some po­lit­i­cal an­a­lysts in the United States be­lieve that if Bernie San­ders stood in Clin­ton’s po­si­tion dur­ing the 2016 elec­tions, he would have been able to de­feat Trump and en­ter the White House. The Clin­tons, how­ever, con­tinue to in­flu­ence the Democrats and try to get the most out of it. Though for­mer Pres­i­dent Bill Clin­ton is op­posed to his wife’s de­ci­sion to run for the up­com­ing pres­i­den­tial elec­tion, Hil­lary Clin­ton doesn’t ap­pear to be re­luc­tant in this re­gard!

It should be noted that Joe Bi­den (for­mer vice pres­i­dent of the United States), Bernie San­ders and John Kerry are now con­sid­ered as the prom­i­nent Demo­crat fig­ures who are likely to be­come the Party’s nom­i­nee in the 2020 pres­i­den­tial elec­tions. How­ever, Democrats now have their main fo­cus on the United States midterm elec­tions, and re­gard­ing the rais­ing dis­sat­is­fac­tion of Trump’s gov­ern­ment, their suc­cess is quite prob­a­ble.

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