Despite suffering an embarrassing defeat on the national stage in the 2016 presidential election, Hillary Clinton refuses to stay out of the spotlight.
With the current Democratic field in total disarray, speculation is rife that the twice-failed presidential candidate could be on the ballot in some capacity.
Political consultant Douglas MacKinnon claims there is a new theory floating around that Clinton is actually angling to be the Democratic nominee’s vice-presidential pick.
Writing an op-ed for The Hill, MacKinnon pointed to Clinton’s recent re-emergence into the spotlight as evidence that she may be gearing up for another chance at the White House — even if she’d be second-in-command.
MacKinnon then pointed to an interview Clinton gave in January, where she spoke about still having an “urge” to defeat President Donald Trump.
“Yeah. I certainly feel the urge because I feel the 2016 election was a really odd time and an odd outcome. And the more we learn, the more that seems to be the case,” Clinton said. “But I’m going to support the people who are running now and do everything I can to help elect the Democratic nominee.”
From those remarks, MacKinnon and his sources said Clinton saying the word “everything” really stuck out.
Included in the “everything” that Clinton could potentially do to help the Democratic nominee, according to MacKinnon, would be serving as that individual’s running mate on the 2020 ticket.
Specifically, MacKinnon asserts:
“Clinton and/or her team could be negotiating with former Vice President Joe Biden, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, or the last candidate standing to join the ticket as vice president. She would add the gravitas, delegates, and, eventually, millions of votes needed to get them over the finish line on Nov. 5. I am assured that Clinton is on every shortlist for that position.”
Clinton has not made any specific indication that she plans to run or join someone’s ticket, but her name continues to be floated in Democratic circles.
It was previously revealed that Clinton had been working behind the scenes to help former Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren, who dropped out of the race last week.
Some are speculating that Clinton could be Joe Biden’s running mate, who is currently the Democratic frontrunner ahead of socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders.
A few times this year, Clinton has already chimed in on the current 2020 Democratic candidates and defeating Trump.
Last week, she went after First Lady Melania Trump.
During an interview on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen, Clinton was asked about the first lady’s “Be Best” campaign.
Instead of praising her for her anti-bullying plan, Clinton decided to hammer the Trump family.
“I think she should look closer to home,” Clinton replied, which is a clear shot on Donald and Melania Trump.
It certainly seems like Clinton is trying to position herself to be someone’s running mate, which could make her the first female vice president.
A lot can happen between now and November, so anything is possible at this point.