Following the election, you probably thought we’d finally heard the last of Hillary Clinton. Sadly, that hasn’t been the case. Shortly following the election, reports started circulating she was considering a run for mayor of New York City.Moreover, many are speculating Clinton is already laying the groundwork for another White House run in 2020.
It is becoming increasingly clear the Democratic Party cannot separate itself from Clinton. Despite Clinton’s loss to Donald Trump, the party believes she is the perfect person to rally people to resist him.From The Hill:
Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Friday showered praise on the wave of protests sweeping the country and urged party faithfuls to set their sights on elections to come.
“After the primaries we came together as a party to write the most progressive platform in history,” she said in a video message posted on the Democratic Party’s Twitter account. “Ideas we championed are now inspiring leaders and activists across our country.”“And everywhere people are marching, protesting, tweeting, speaking out and working for an America that’s hopeful, inclusive and big-hearted,” she added.
Clinton also went on to praise the Trump resistance movement:
“We as Democrats must move forward with courage, confidence and optimism, and stay focused on the elections we must win this year and next,” she said. “Let resistance plus persistence equal progress for our party and our country.”Clearly, Democrats are having a hard time learning their lesson. After all, they couldn’t find a better messenger to move the party forward than the candidate soundly rejected by voters in — not one, but two — presidential elections. Although it’s hard for Democrats to fathom, people don’t like Hillary Clinton.
Despite Clinton’s claim the Democrats have a “deep bench,” the fact she was chosen to deliver the message would seem to prove otherwise.
[Note: This post was authored by Michael Lee. Follow him on Twitter @UAMichaelLee]