As the saying goes: if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.
After two failed presidential campaigns, if Hillary Clinton is going to try again, she’s going to have something else to run for. Back in mid-November it was reported that rumors were spreading online that Hillary was considering a run for mayor of New York City. Now, there’s more to add to the speculation again.
According to the Federalist Papers:
Newsmax reported that sources have told them that Clinton may be mulling over the possibility of running for mayor of New York City.
She was a New York senator from 2001 to 2009. During that time, her popularity peaked at 60 percent in 2001 and ping-ponged from as low as 47 percent in December 2002 to 57 percent in 2005 and then back down to 48 percent in May 2008 when she conceded the Democratic nomination to then-Sen. Barack Obama.
Hank Sheinkopf, a New York Democrat consultant, told Newsmax: “She is wildly popular among New Yorkers — so much so that were she to file, [Mayor Bill] de Blasio would have to file his retirement papers on the same day.”
According to a former elected city official who told Newsmax, “She’s talking about it.”
There are also rumors that Chelsea Clinton is being groomed for a Congressional run herself.
You’d think the Clintons would’ve learned from the past election that we’ve had enough of them, wouldn’t you? Maybe so. Adam Raymond at New York Magazine argues that such claims are nothing more than rumors. “After decades of despising Hillary Clinton, a certain obsessive segment of Americans find themselves in an unfamiliar position in 2017— the pantsuited boogeywoman who fed their fears for decades is nowhere to be found. (Unless you look in the woods.) So how will they respond? By hoping Clinton runs for mayor of New York City.”
For once, I hope a liberal is right.