Hillary Clinton wants more women running for office, and that just might include herself again in 2020.
Appearing at the Glamour Women of the Year awards, Clinton — resembling a leader from the Dark Side in Star Wars — encouraged women to get involved.
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“In 2018, women brushed themselves off and ran in record-breaking numbers: Just think, 233 for Congress, 16 for governor, and more than 3,300 for seats in state legislatures.” If you were looking for a reason to run for office, @hillaryclinton has a message for you. Tap the #linkinbio for more.
“I think people got a burst of energy from the victories from last week,” Clinton told attendees.
“I will be sure to continue to encourage a lot of you and encourage particularly young women and maybe not so young women, everyone who wants to see positive change to go ahead, get involved, and maybe even run for office. And may the best candidates win.”
Was she trying to convince herself? She would be 73 on Election Day in 2020.
Former Clinton pollster Mark Penn predicts Clinton will again run for the presidency that year.
Via the Wall Street Journal:
Get ready for Hillary Clinton 4.0. More than 30 years in the making, this new version of Mrs. Clinton, when she runs for president in 2020, will come full circle—back to the universal-health-care-promoting progressive firebrand of 1994. True to her name, Mrs. Clinton will fight this out until the last dog dies. She won’t let a little thing like two stunning defeats stand in the way of her claim to the White House.
Penn and Andrew Stein predict Hillary “will easily capture the 2020 nomination.”
During an October Q&A with Recode’s Kara Swisher, the subject of the next presidential election came up.
“We’re going to talk about 2020 in a minute — do you want to run again?” Swisher asked.
“No,” Clinton responded coyly, triggering groans from admirers. “No.”
“Well, I— well, I’d like to be president,” she admitted, bursting into laughter and cackles.
“Look, I think, hopefully, when we have a Democrat in the Oval Office in January of 2021, there’s going to be so much work to be done.”
Clinton went on to tout her credentials to prove why she’s qualified to be president.
“The work would be work that I feel very well-prepared for, having been in the Senate for 8 years, having been a diplomat in the State Department. It’s just gonna be a lot of heavy lifting,” she said.
When pressed, she said, “I’m not even going to think about it until we get through this November 6th election about what’s going to happen after that.”