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Article by Bryan Howard
October 19, 2018
Many people are theorizing Hillary Clinton may not be done with her search for ultimate power yet. Now rumors will be ramping up after her aide Philippe Reines dropped a hint she may still run for president against Trump in 2020.
Reines posited, “It’s curious why Hillary Clinton’s name isn’t in the mix—either conversationally or in formal polling—as a 2020 candidate. She’s younger than Donald Trump by a year. She’s younger than Joe Biden by four years. Is it that she’s run before? This would be Bernie Sanders’ second time, and Biden’s third time. Is it lack of support? She had 65 million people vote for her. There’s no one in the Democratic Party who has anywhere near a base of 32 million people. That’s multiples of what a Sanders or a Warren have.”
Reines continued, “Chalking the loss up to her being a failed candidate is an oversimplification. She is smarter than most, tougher than most, she could raise money easier than most, and it was an absolute fight to the death.”
Phillip Reines was asked the chances Clinton would run. Reines answered, “It’s somewhere between highly unlikely and zero, but it’s not zero.”