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.
But Clinton also said he would be open to being someone’s running mate.
While speaking with Ellen DeGeneres, Clinton was asked if she would consider accepting the position if one of the Democratic presidential candidates asked her to be on their 2020 ticket.
“Well, that’s not going to happen. But no, probably no,” Clinton began.
“You don’t know that’s not going to happen,” DeGeneres responded.
Look, it’s like when Barack Obama asked me to be secretary of state. I was shocked. I had no idea he was going to ask me, and I turned him down twice.
I said, “No, no, I’m happy where I am. You get somebody else. I’m sure there are good people around.” And the second time I said, “No, Mr. President-elect, I’m not gonna do it,” he said, “I’m not calling you again until you say yes.” And so I’ll tell you, I started thinking about it, and I thought if I’d won, and I’d wanted to ask him to do something, I would have wanted him to do that for me.
So I never say never because I do believe in serving my country, but it’s not going to happen.
This is at least the third time in recent months Clinton has hinted at running for president or becoming someone’s running mate.
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.
Last month, several Democratic aides revealed that Clinton has been working behind the scenes to help 2020 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 said 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.
That’s not all.
Clinton is also preparing to release a new book with her daughter, Chelsea, in October, about the role of women in politics.
It is almost too easy to see exactly what’s going on here.
Many would agree that it doesn’t seem like a coincidence that Clinton would be going to these lengths to help anyone other than herself.
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.