Despite suffering an embarrassing defeat on the national stage in the 2016 election, Hillary Clinton refuses to stay out of the spotlight.
With the current 2020 Democratic field in total disarray, speculation is rife that the twice-failed presidential candidate may be gearing up to jump into the 2020 race.
Now, one top Clinton ally is predicting that Hillary may be gearing up to give it a third try — but there’s a catch.
A former adviser to President Bill Clinton has predicted that billionaire Michael Bloomberg and Hillary Clinton are plotting a way for her to become the 2020 Democratic nominee even though she is not officially in the race.
“Here’s the deal that I think is going down. I think Hillary and Bloomberg have gotten together and cooked up a scheme,” Dick Morris told John Catsimatidis on The Cats Roundtable radio show on Sunday.
He said Bloomberg would stay in the race, even if he has no chance of winning, in an effort to get at least enough support to keep Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders from running away with the nomination.
“Nobody will be nominated on the first ballot, and it’ll go to a second ballot,” Morris said of a brokered convention. “The problem is that the party establishment doesn’t have a candidate. They can’t do Bloomberg because he got killed in the debate. … Can’t do [Joe] Biden because he’s already lost the front-runner status. … [Pete] Buttigieg looks like a high school kid at the Model UN. … [Elizabeth] Warren is third, but she’s pretty far to the Left, and they’re not going to want to trust her.”
Morris said Sanders, the current front-runner, would “get massacred by Trump” in the general election and predicted that Clinton, the 2016 nominee, would enter the race on a second ballot at a brokered convention.
“And then Hillary begins to gain; the other candidates begin to drop out. And Hillary is the nominee. That, I think, is the establishment scenario,” he said. “Hillary is the only candidate that they’ll be able to come up with that can measure up to Donald Trump.”
Morris’s comments come after reports suggesting that Clinton is considering being Bloomberg’s running mate should he become the Democratic presidential nominee.
Rumors are rife that Clinton may be jumping into the 2020 election in some capacity.
On January 27, Clinton said she could beat Trump if she ran against him in November.
“Yeah. I certainly feel the urge because I feel the 2016 election was a really odd time and an odd outcome,” she told Variety magazine.
Before that, several Democratic aides revealed that Clinton has been working behind the scenes with Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren.
Clinton and Warren have apparently developed a close political friendship that could be pivotal to deciding the Democratic presidential nomination.
Sources claimed that Clinton has kept in touch since Warren announced her decision to seek the Democratic nomination back in February.
One Democratic strategist said Clinton “loves” Warren’s campaign style and the slew of radical, far-left policy proposals she has unveiled.
Some are speculating that Clinton could be running to be Warren’s running mate in what could be an all-woman ticket in 2020.
It is almost too easy to see exactly what’s going on here.
It seems as if Clinton is either gearing up to run for a third time or she is trying to position herself to be someone’s running mate, which could make her the first female vice president.