Will Hillary Run?

Dr. Munr Kazmir
5 min readDec 9, 2019

Impeachment is helping Donald Trump and the Democratic presidential field is in disarray. Can Hillary Clinton save Democrats from themselves?

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaking with supporters at a town hall meeting at Hillside Middle School in Manchester, New Hampshire. January 2016. (photo: Gage Skidmore)

The One Who Got Away

Do people who cast their ballots in 2016 for Donald Trump wish today they’d voted for Hillary Clinton?

More specifically, do those Democrats who voted for Donald Trump, or the Green Party’s Jill Stein, in 2016 wish now they had voted for Clinton?

The answer to this question is no doubt at the heart of persistent rumors that former Secretary of State and 2008/2016 also-ran Hillary Clinton is considering jumping into the race for the Democratic nomination once again.

Clinton has been dropping hints for weeks, albeit possibly in an effort to sell more of her recently published book “Gutsy Women”. But a new poll published this week shows that Hillary Clinton would be leading the Democratic field, if she were in it.

Clinton herself has more than a few reasons to consider a rematch against Donald Trump, not least of which is the way her stunning defeat still so obviously rankles.

Clinton has blamed her loss on everything from Russian interference- even going so far as to call Jill Stein a Russian asset- to the Electoral College- pointing out that she actually won by popular vote.

Her detractors, of which there have been no shortage in the Democratic Party since Clinton’s crushing defeat at the hands of a political non-entity like Donald Trump, aren’t as reticent on the subject of Clinton’s deficiencies.

They are quick to point out several campaign mistakes that helped doom her hopes at achieving the White House.

One such mistake that bears repeating was Clinton’s disastrous decision to classify potential Trump voters as a “basket of deplorables”. This statement would go on to haunt Clinton throughout the campaign and beyond.

Clinton critics are also eager to point out, in answer to her grousing about the Electoral College, that she should have run a smarter race.

It is certainly possible that had the Clinton campaign spent less time convincing voters who were already convinced in Blue states and more time convincing working class voters on the…