'Two-time losers Hillary Clinton and Mitt Romney are rumored to be mulling presidential runs in 2020, despite repeated and resounding rejections from the voting public. Why won't they go away, and is this a sign of a deeper crisis?
It's not just Clinton and Romney. Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden himself is a two-time loser convinced that third time's the charm. Even Democratic Socialist Bernie Sanders, whose policy ideas are relatively new, even if he isn't, has been in politics most of his life. DC has become the east coast version of Hollywood, churning through remake after remake as audiences and interest dwindle, fueled by a zombie economy of donors utterly disconnected from the real world.
Clinton has been ubiquitous on TV for the past few weeks, making the rounds ostensibly to promote a book she co-wrote with her daughter. Yet every single conversation inevitably swings back to 2016, how she was robbed of her rightful place in the Oval Office, and how President Donald Trump is an "illegitimate" leader who "knows" he stole the election.
When Trump opted to pull troops out of northern Syria on Monday, finally fulfilling a campaign promise he'd made in part to counter her warmongering, Clinton was quick to slam the decision as a "sickening betrayal."
Her tweet – which seemingly wouldn't hold much significance now that she's (supposedly) retired from politics – nevertheless rated entire articles in the Hill and other publications.
Former Trump strategist Steve Bannon claimed last week that Clinton is definitely running – she's merely looking for an opening.'
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