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 we reported on some rumors spreading online that Hillary was considering a run for mayor of New York City. Now, there’s more to add to the speculation, as the Daily Caller reported: Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is “talking about” running for New York City mayor, Newsmax reports.
It has only been 57 days since President-elect Donald Trump defeated Clinton. During the election slog, Clinton, 69, collapsed getting into a Secret Service van, had multiple coughing fits during speeches and seemed to have trouble walking up steps at a rally in Lake Worth, Fla.
“If she ran, she’d win,” a Newsmax source said. 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.
Clinton easily beat Trump in New York during the 2016 election, grabbing 59 percent to his 36.5 percent. She trounced Trump in New York City, winning 78.59 percent with 1,969,920 votes.
At the same time, there are rumors that Chelsea Clinton is being groomed for a congressional run. Meanwhile, 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.”
Hopefully he’s right.
[Note: This post was authored by Matt Palumbo. Follow him on Twitter @MattPalumbo12]