Hillary Clinton could consider a third presidential bid herself in 2024, explaining a scenario in which he believes it could happen. Writes Jon Dougherty
Dick Morris, who served as a top adviser to then-President Bill Clinton, gave a major update regarding the potential that Hillary Clinton could consider a third presidential bid herself in 2024, explaining a scenario in which he believes it could happen.
In an interview with WABC’s John Catsimatidis, Morris said “there’s a good chance” Clinton runs again, likely against former President Donald Trump, if Democrats lose Congress during the midterm elections later this year.
“Hillary has set up a brilliant, brilliant strategy that nobody else is able to do,” Morris said.
“What she’s done — at a point at which no Democrat is willing to come out and criticize Joe Biden, but all Democrats are disappointed with him and have to realize the ultimate correctness of our accusations that he was incompetent to be president — she has set up a zero-sum game with him,” he continued.
“The worse he does, the better she does because she’s positioned herself as the Democratic alternative to Biden,” Morris added.
The Daily Mail noted:
Morris also claimed Clinton, 74, has portrayed herself as the opposition to the extreme left and cautioned her own party to be cognizant of the candidates they’re running in what she refers to as “purple districts.”
That appears to be an attack on ‘woke’ progressive policies that have been blamed for turning many centrist Dems away from the party.
The former political advisor alleged, “there is only one person capable of that level of thinking — and that’s her husband, Bill.”
Late last month, Clinton appeared to take some political potshots at the Biden White House if not the president himself.
During an interview with NBC’s Willie Geist, Clinton seemed to suggest the White House is not “stable” and “sane.”
Her comments were in response to the host asking about the progressive wing of the party costing Democrats in swing elections in next year’s midterms.
“I think that it is a time for some, you know, 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,” Clinton said.
“I understand why people want to argue for their priorities, that’s what they believe they were elected to do. So, look, I am all about having vigorous debates. I think it’s good and it gives people a chance to be part of the process,” she added.
“But, at the end of the day it means nothing if we don’t have a Congress that’ll get things done and we don’t have a White House that we can count on to be sane and sober and stable and productive,” Clinton said, adding that the party’s majority should come “from people who win in much more difficult districts and our majority in the Senate comes from people who can win in not just blue states and hold those wins … but can win in more purplish states.”
Of Clinton’s statement, Morris claimed: “She was right about that.”
“Hillary can say ‘go to hell, I don’t care about you guys. I’m going to be the anti-Christ, I’m going to run against you.’ Therefore, she’s the only one between now and the end of the midterm elections who’s prepared to say what the truth is,’ he added.
“She staked out a ground, not on ideological issues, but on pragmatism,” Morris said.
Morris said that Clinton is positioning herself to be a change candidate for the Democrats after the “left-wing took over the party and led us into disaster in the 2022 midterms.”
“The person who staked out the turf first and owns the turf in the Democratic Party is going to be Hillary. It’s a brilliant, brilliant strategy,” he said.