Hillary Clinton’s name is repeatedly being mentioned as a potential 2024 Democratic presidential candidate.
More and more, in Democratic circles, insiders are whispering that the two-time presidential loser has just the right personality to harness the energy and anger of Dem voters, especially after last week’s Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and send the issue back to states.
Clinton has denied she has any interest in running again or even leaping back into politics at all.
But in recent media appearances, she has also hinted that she could return.
Fox News adds:
Whispers of a Clinton comeback are starting to circulate in liberal circles, with some saying that she’s the perfect match for this moment. As a longtime champion of women’s rights, and a pioneer for women in politics, her supporters say she’s the right person to fight for abortion rights and other freedoms that they allege are also in jeopardy.
In a CBS News interview Tuesday, Clinton sounded like she has an eye toward the future. “What I can imagine is staying as active and as outspoken as I can,” Clinton said when pressed about whether she could run again in 2024.
Warning that the Supreme Court is going to dismantle more of Americans’ freedoms, Clinton noted: “This is not necessarily the only effort that we’re going to see this court undertake to turn back the clock of civil rights and gay rights and women’s rights beyond abortion.…
“We are only at the beginning of this terrible travesty that this court has inflicted on us,” she added.
She also claimed that the Supreme Court’s goal is to “erase the progress that women have made from the last 150 years,” and said to stop that from happening, “the filibuster should be eliminated at the very least for constitutional questions, like voting rights and a woman’s constitutional right to make decisions about her own body.”
But according to her former chief strategist from 2008, Mark Penn, it wouldn’t be a good idea for Clinton to jump into a third bid for the White House.
“I don’t think the country wants to go back to candidates who have run before, whether that is Hillary, Biden or Trump,” Penn told Fox News. “Clinton’s national ratings are below Trump’s at this point.”
Still, according to Fox News contributor Juan Williams, , “Democrats need a strong voice ready to fight to restore women’s rights, now that the Supreme Court has struck down Roe v. Wade. There’s only one Hillary Clinton.”
Right-wingers on the Supreme Court rescinding the constitutional right to abortion “is incredibly dangerous and it is not just about a woman’s right to choose. It is about much more than that,” Clinton told CBS News back in May, when a draft version of Friday’s decision emerged.
“Any American who says, ‘Look, I’m not a woman, this doesn’t affect me. I’m not Black, that doesn’t affect me. I’m not gay, that doesn’t affect me’ — once you allow this kind of extreme power to take hold, you have no idea who they will come for next,” she said.