“Hillary Clinton is up to something.”
So says Michael Goodwin in the NYPost, who believes that all the political signs point to a potential 2020 run by the failed, two-time candidate.
Goodwin’s case is pretty direct: There’s no clear front-runner, she’s got a seasoned campaign team, she’s raising tons of money and giving it to progressive groups (the same BernieBro’s who opposed her in 2016’s primary), and the large field would let her take advantage of the “Trump” dynamic in the primary:
“A crowded, diverse field diminishes the chances of anyone knocking her off. Recall how Trump outlasted 16 GOP rivals by having a committed core of supporters that grew as the field shrunk. Clinton could be in a similar position — unpopular among many, but also unbeatable by a single opponent,” Goodwin writes.
I doubt anything could make Trump happier than Clinton being the Democratic nominee again.
There is indeed no front runner though. The top six candidates on prediction markets are:
- Senator Kamala Harris, 19%
- Senator Bernie Sanders, 16%
- Former VP Joe Biden, 14%
- Senator Cory Booker, 10%
- Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, 10%
- Senator Elizabeth Warren, 10%
Personally I think the Dems would be best to nominate a Governor with an actual record of achievement. It should be someone who has done more than make angry speeches against Trump.