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Shaky Democrats see hope in Hillary Clinton

Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama, Donald Trump

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Shaky Democrats see hope in Hillary Clinton

With unpopular Joe Biden and sinking Kamala Harris, Democrats are feeling nervous in finding a proper candidate to compete Donald Trump during 2024 presidential election. Meanwhile, left-leaning media in the US are seeing Hillary Clinton as “perfectly positioned to step into the breach created by an unpopular Joe Biden and a shaky Kamala Harris in 2024”. According to a new opinion editorial in the Wall Street Journal by pollster Doug Schoen and former New York City Country president Andrew Stein, “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. She [Hillary Clinton] is already in an advantageous position to become the 2024 Democratic nominee”.

Justifying the prediction of putting Hillary Clinton in the 2024 presidential race, several Democratic Party pundits say:

a) Hillary Clinton is an experienced hand in government and national politics.

b) She could run as the change candidate.

c) She is dropping hints that she wants to run again.

According to Doug Schoen and Andrew Stein, Hillary Clinton “has the right experience to be president”. They said, with her experience as the Secretary of State, New York Senator and First Lady, Hillary Clinton is “without question” one of the “most impressive of any politician in either party”.

Rejecting opinion of Doug Schoen and Andrew Stein, even some of the mighty voices within Democratic Party said, Hillary Clinton ran for president in 2016 and even in 2008 and in both cases, she lost both of those campaigns. Moreover, Clinton has earned extremely bad name because of her email scandal as well as financial irregularities centering Clinton Foundation. And, she also is identified as one of the main culprits behind outrageous Steele Dossier, where millions of dollars were spent from the national exchequer simply to give orgasm to her political vendetta against President Donald Trump. Moreover, Clinton has been a supporter of Biden’s disastrous pullout from Afghanistan as well as COVID-19 crisis and supply chain issues, as well as extremely worrying inflation. Some of the critics said, Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden are also carbon copies when it is a question of deciding on important and crucial issues.

About recovering from the November 2022 disastrous outcome in the midterm elections, Schoen and Stein said, “If Democrats lose control of Congress in 2022, Mrs. Clinton can use the party’s loss as a basis to run for president again, enabling her to claim the title of ‘change candidate’.”

While majority of the Democratic Party heavyweights already are sure about facing a humiliating defeat in the 2022 midterm elections thus Congress and Senate going under the control of the Republicans, they are still hoping a “recovery” before the 2024 elections. But how? There is little or no hope with Joe Biden or Kamala Harris in suddenly becoming active and successful and regain their sinking approval ratings.

Although in 2017 Hillary Clinton said that her career as an “active politician” is now over, she has visibly back-stepped from that position and in an interview to NBC’s Willie Geist, Hillary Clinton speaking about the state of the Democratic Party, she said this: “I think that it is a time for some 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”.

Meaning, Hillary Clinton is willing to run in 2024 elections. In that case, what happens to other possible candidates such as Michelle Obama or even Kamala Harris? With Joe Biden’s extreme intimacy with Obamas, he may extend his silent support towards Michelle Obama as the 2024 presidential candidate, while several Clinton-loyalists with the Democratic Party may love to see Hillary Clinton running in 2024. In any of these cases, what fate awaits Kamala Harris? Nothing! She is destines to a tragic end of her “political career”.

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