The Democrat Party is on the ropes, its primary candidates appear to be no match for President Donald Trump, and many have begged for Hillary Clinton to run again.
“Yes, we have to win back the presidency in 2020. But local races are just as crucial. Read this thread from the co-founder of @runforsomething an @onwardtogether partner,” the 2016 Democrat presidential candidate said on New Year’s Eve as she quote tweeted a thread about local elections.
That got many people excited about the possibility of the former Secretary of State running for president again in 2020.
It followed what Clinton said last month, where she said she had not closed the door on campaigning for president again.
“I’d have to make up my mind really quickly,” she said on the United Kingdom’s “Graham Norton Show” “because it’s moving very fast.”
“If I had lost to a normal Republican,” she said on the show, referencing President Trump. “I wouldn’t have a pit in my stomach.”
That came days after a Harris Poll survey by the Center for American Political Studies at Harvard showed that Democrat voters would still pick Clinton to be their nominee.
Clinton has still not made a decision on going for the presidency again in 2020, as the first primary approaches, but she did accept one appointment last week.
She said yes to an appoint to be the new chancellor of Queen’s University, Belfast, which is a prominent and powerful post.
In doing so, the former first lady and New York Senator has become the 11th chancellor in the history of the university and first woman to do so.
She will begin serving on the post, which will be for a period of five years, immediately as she succeeds the former, late chancellor Dr. Tom Moran.
“It’s my great privilege to become @QUBelfast’s 11th—and first female—chancellor. It’s a place I have great fondness for and have grown a strong relationship with over the years, and I’m proud to be an ambassador for its excellence,” she said.
The position is more ceremonial than anything but it is still a major win for the school and one that carries some perks for it.
“The chancellor often presides at graduation ceremonies and is also an ambassador for the university abroad,” The BBC said.
“Mrs. Clinton will also act as an advisor to the vice-chancellor Prof Ian Greer and senior management,” it said.
Clinton was given an honorary degree from the University in 2018, but her first visit to Northern Ireland was in 2015 as first lady.
“Secretary Clinton has made a considerable contribution to Northern Ireland and as an internationally recognized leader will be an incredible advocate for Queen’s and an inspirational role model for the Queen’s community,” QUB senate chair Stephen Prenter said.