Are you ready to relive the 2016 election all over again? Hillary Clinton may be preparing for a 2020 presidential run, according to her former advisor.
Philippe Reines, who worked for Clinton since 2002, claims the former Democratic nominee might be the party’s best hope for defeating Trump in 2020.
Theweek.com reports: He said no other Democrat has “anywhere near a base of 32 million people,” especially not Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) or Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.).
The party, he feels, shouldn’t dismiss her as a failed candidate because she’s “smarter” and “tougher” than most, and she “could raise money easier than most.”
But it doesn’t sound like this is just wishful thinking on his part. He really thinks it could happen, saying the chances of Clinton running in 2020 are “not zero.”
Publicly, Clinton has said she will not run again, but Reines doesn’t sound so sure she’ll keep her word on that.
Politico explored Clinton’s careful re-entry into the political arena, noting that she’s going on tour with former President Bill Clinton this fall and has reportedly even called up journalists who cover the White House to put out “the occasional feeler.”
Despite her non-zero interest in public office, her favorability is even lower than it was in 2016.
A recent Gallup poll found that Clinton is now polling at 36 percent — five points lower than President Trump.