A former aide to twice-failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is pouring cold water on brewing rumors of Clinton 2024.
Mark Penn, who worked on Clinton’s first, failed 2008 presidential run, told Fox News that Clinton’s moment has passed.
Hillary Clinton aide dismisses 2024 rumors
The Clinton rumors come as Democrats have finally begun to acknowledge that President Biden is unfit for his job. Biden, 79, is increasingly unpopular and visibly senile.
To make matters worse for Dems, he doesn’t have a reliable successor in his vice president, Kamala Harris, who is also underwater in the polls.
The end of Roe v. Wade has given Clinton, a feminist icon, the opportunity to insert herself into the national dialogue once more. But Penn’s 2024 advice to Clinton? Don’t bother.
“I don’t think the country wants to go back to candidates who have run before, whether that is Hillary, Biden or Trump. Clinton’s national ratings are below Trump’s at this point,” Penn said.
Others have been more encouraging. Clinton superfan and CNN analyst Chris Cillizza claims that Clinton’s odds of running again “are very slim” but not zero.
Clinton to the rescue?
Pundit Juan Williams called on Clinton to come to the “rescue” of Democrats in the midterms, saying she “knows how to deal with the far right’s bullying.”
Clinton has never officially closed the door on making another run for it, and it’s pretty obvious that she still doesn’t accept her 2016 loss. When asked about 2024 on Tuesday, she didn’t give a direct answer.
“What I can imagine is staying as active and as outspoken as I can,” she told Gayle King.
Bitter as always, Clinton ironically attacked Justice Clarence Thomas as a “person of grievance” and warned that “women will die” because of abortion restrictions.
It’s hard to imagine many Democrats are excited to prop up Clinton’s wounded ego by voting for her again. After all, Roe would still be the law of the land if she had not lost to Donald Trump in 2016. She had her chance, and she blew it.