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Twice failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is jumping back into the political fray.
During an interview, Clinton declared that she will never leave politics because she feels that “democracy is at stake.”
“I will never be out of the game of politics,” Clinton said, before declaring that she doesn’t plan to run for office. “I’m not going to be running for anything but I really feel like our democracy’s at stake for many reasons … some of them we saw on the screen with the insurrection, some of them are about Facebook that creates a world of disinformation instead of one we can agree on what the facts are. I really am worried.”
Clinton’s been inching her way back into the political spotlight — and Dick Morris, a former top adviser in President Bill Clinton’s administration, thinks Hillary may be waiting for the “right” time to jump back in.
Morris argued that Hillary is setting herself up to enter the race as a “moderate” choice for Democrats in 2024.
“I see more and more signs that Hillary’s going to run,” Morris told John Catsimatidis on his WABC 770 AM radio show in an interview that aired Sunday, noting that she has been remarking that Americans “do not believe in open borders.”
“These are all signals that she is going to be the moderate candidate for president. She’s going to say after the election, ‘See, the left cost us the House and the Senate. If we stay with a left-wing candidate in 2024, we’re going to lose the White House. I’m the only one who will tack to the center and give us a chance at victory,’” Morris said.
Morris said he’s aware of the strategy she’s employing “because it’s the strategy I designed for Bill Clinton in 1992” when he won the Democratic nomination. “Hillary is just dusting off Bill‘s playbook that I wrote for him and applying it herself this year,” Morris said.
“Once Biden pulls out, the polling will show that the Democrats are leaning toward some crazy radical like [California Gov.] Gavin Newson, [Vermont Sen.] Bernie Sanders. Maybe even AOC herself,” Morris said, referring to progressive lightning rod Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York.
“That’s going to drive the Democratic Party leaders to go to Hillary and say, ‘Hey look. Please run again. We need you to save us from the crazy left,’” Morris added. “Otherwise we’ll have Sanders as our candidate. We’ll lose Congress by a ton. And we’ll get wiped out in the presidential race.’”
Clinton, for her part, recently stated that she will not seek the highest office in the land, telling “CBS Evening News” anchor Norah O’Donnell that she does not plan to avenge her loss losses to Barack Obama in 2008 and Donald Trump in 2016.
“No, no,” Clinton said when O’Donnell asked if she would “ever run for president again.”
Clinton has been the subject of ongoing rumors that she would run again after making a series of high-profile appearances.
And while she herself has dismissed such talk, she also continues to fuel the speculation, and she did so once again after the White House announced that President Joe Biden had contracted COVID-19.
Clinton posted a cryptic tweet showing her standing on an airport tarmac in front of a plane with “Clinton Gore” on it with this photo caption: “On the move, 1992” — a reference to the year her husband, Bill Clinton
On the move, 1992.
📸 Robert McNeely pic.twitter.com/pdXpthDRGN
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) July 21, 2022
Online users took the tweet to be a hint of things that may be yet to come for Clinton.
“This is what Hillary Clinton tweeted right after the announcement that Biden has Covid,” Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ spokesperson Christina Pushaw wrote. “Very subtle.”
This is what Hillary Clinton tweeted right after the announcement that Biden has Covid. Very subtle. https://t.co/3avgWKpz4Y
— Christina Pushaw 🐊 🇺🇸 (@ChristinaPushaw) July 21, 2022
In June, an op-ed article by Juan Williams for The Hill said he wanted to see Clinton run.
“Clinton is exactly the right person to put steel in the Democrats’ spine and bring attention to the reality that ‘ultra-MAGA’ Republicans, as President Biden calls them, are tearing apart the nation,” Williams wrote.