Hillary Clinton has been all over the media these past few weeks warning of the dangers of President Trump returning in 2024. Many commentators wondered if Hillary Clinton was preparing herself to run again for the presidency. The former secretary of state began asking for donations to Clinton Foundation.
Rumor-mill cranking was insane enough. Two Clintonites who have been around for a long time are now advocating it. Andrew Stein and Douglas Schoen wrote 17 paragraphs about the case for Empress of Chappaqua running in 2024. Their reasoning is quite amazing. They first note Joe Biden’s age. He will be 82 when he reelects. They also noted Vice President Kamala Harris’s ineligibility, which was not surprising to anyone who watched the Democratic primaries. She was the first black voter to leave, and she never received any support from them. In her native California, she was not the leader.
Schoen and Stein point out that there isn’t another prominent Democrat on the national stage before 2024. The efforts to make Pete Buttigieg Transportation Secretary a thing failed. Other prominent members of the administration are getting approval ratings of around 30%. Stars of the past have also lost their sparkle. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has resigned in disgrace. California Gov. Gavin Newsom was forced to resign and has unpopular COVID policies. Gretchen Whitmer is Michigan’s tinpot dictator and she faces reelection in 2022. It is uncertain if she will succeed.
The authors don’t make any case for Hillary Clinton solving these problems. Hillary Clinton will turn 77 in November 2024. This is not an improvement on 82. Clinton is almost as bad a retail candidate as Kamala Harris. Their electoral victories in the lower-level races of deep blue states weren’t landslides. Both suffer from a profound lack of authenticity. Clinton was defeated by a partial-term senator in 2008.
Hilariously, the authors suggest Clinton run as a change candidate. It would be the fourth presidential race for Clinton, and fifth if you include her 2008 primary. It would not be surprising to see a Clinton on the ballot. Clinton pointed out that Democrats are more likely to win purple districts than they are in red states during a recent MSNBC interview. 2016 saw Clinton running almost as far left as Bernie Sanders. Americans will be suspicious of Democrats who claim to be moderates after electing a potted flower whose handlers made it into a modern FDR.
Stop laughing at Hillary Clinton being the Democratic Party establishment. Remember that Democrats are in a tight spot. His agenda, despite President Barack Obama’s popularity, was not as popular. In his eight years in office, Democrats lost almost 1,000 seats at both the state and local levels. Their bench was destroyed by him. They may have been right when they said that Mrs. Clinton was likely the best option for Democrats if they want to have a fighting chance of winning the presidency in 2024.
Republicans must also deal with the fact that Donald Trump will turn 78 in 2024. Is it possible that we could find someone 10 years or less old than the average American? America will be well into its fourth year of President Puddin Cup’s projections of weakness and fragility onto the international stage. Elections can present inherent risks. People should consider the consequences before purchasing green bananas, regardless of how healthy and fit they may appear.
This means that President Trump should be a kingmaker, not the nominee for 2024. It is possible to electrify the base by mentoring, vetting, and supporting America First candidates across the country and holding rallies. This will help to change the Republican Party’s long-term trajectory. Candidates at all levels must understand the policies that place Americans’ safety, security, and prosperity at the forefront. Candidates who were born in the late sixties or early eighties will be able to rise to the top. There is no compelling argument to elect a candidate for an automatic lame-duck term.
So, no. Americans don’t want an election in 2024 which feels like a twisted edition of the movie Groundhog Day. The country’s current state of affairs will be accelerated by the same disgusting rhetoric about steroids. This will make our differences geographical and ideological. These lines were drawn in Fort Sumter, the last time they were. Let’s try to avoid it.
A geriatric grudge match is not something anyone wants in 2024.