HILLARY Clinton make a dramatic comeback and run for president again in 2024.
Hillary Clinton may be the ‘best option’ to lead Democrats — and likely face down Donald Trump — in 2024, two Democrat operatives said on Tuesday.
Just a year into Joe Biden’s presidency, his and Kamala Harris’ low popularity and back-to-back domestic and foreign crises has Democrats searching for a viable presidential candidate.
That could set the stage for the former Secretary of State’s political comeback, Douglas E. Schoen and Andrew Stein predict in a piece for the Wall Street Journal.
“Several circumstances—President Biden’s low approval rating, doubts over his capacity to run for re-election at 82, Vice President Kamala Harris’s unpopularity, and the absence of another strong Democrat to lead the ticket in 2024—have created a leadership vacuum in the party, which Mrs. Clinton viably could fill,” the two write. “She is already in an advantageous position to become the 2024 Democratic nominee.”
According to Schoen and Stein, those numbers — plus the fact that Biden would be 82 on Inauguration Day 2025 and the absence of another obvious candidate — “have created a leadership vacuum in the party, which Mrs. Clinton viably could fill.”
The two note that Clinton, who lost the Democratic nomination to Barack Obama in 2008 and was defeated in the 2016 election by Republican Donald Trump, recently warned her party of the political consequences of aligning too closely with progressive policies.
“Mrs. Clinton can spend the time between now and midterms doing what the Clinton administration did after the Democrats’ blowout defeat in the 1994 midterms: crafting a moderate agenda on both domestic and foreign policy,” Schoen and Stein say.
“This agenda could show that Mrs. Clinton is the only credible alternative to Mr. Biden, Ms. Harris, and the entire Democratic Party establishment.”