Ex-president Bill Clinton and his wife, a 2016 hopeful for the Oval Office have been strangely silent as the nominees start making their intentions known for the 2024 presidential race.
While Republican former President Donald Trump immediately threw his hat in the ring after the midterms in November, and former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley was the first in 2023 to add her name to the ballot for the Republican nomination, Democrats have been silent about on whom they plan to hang their hopes.
Current President Joe Biden has insisted with a few qualifying remarks that he will run for a second term, but he and vice president Kamala Harris have lost popularity with Dems by the minute during this term.
Apparently, no one will come out and express intentions as long as Biden has not stated that he is out of the running.
So speculation about a Democrat challenger is all over the place, but an obvious person to watch is the one Democrats were certain would beat Trump in 2016 – Hillary Clinton. Clinton is starting to make a few appearances that indicate she is going to throw her hat in the ring, but one appearance recently was not the one that she wanted to highlight her in the media.
Hillary and Chelsea Clinton attended “Some Like It Hot” when an odd incident went down in the aisle, Page Six reported. At the famous Schubert Theatre in the heart of Broadway at Time Square, light was cast on an unfortunate incident and Hillary was front and center.
A source close to the show confirmed the incident, telling Page Six, “There was an incident when Hillary Clinton and Chelsea attended”. But another source tells us that the theater’s staff said that the s–t’s (almost) hit the fans at other performances as well.
“Last week when Hillary and Chelsea Clinton were in the audience the lights came up for intermission and there were two human turds in the aisle near the famous political duo.” The Insider added, “The house crew dealt with it very appropriately and quickly, and Hillary and Chelsea remained in the theatre for the second act.”
The mother-daughter power players did not respond to a request for comment, but they were photographed holding up the show’s Playbill and giving a thumbs up. It is not known what their thumbs-up indicates.
Clinton has recently begun “dusting off” her husband’s playbook by criticizing the Biden administration’s “open borders” to put herself in place to mount a 2024 presidential run, veteran political consultant Dick Morris said in an interview in October.
Morris, a former aide to President Clinton, said Hillary is setting herself up to enter the race as a “moderate” choice for Democrats in two years for what would be her third shot at the White House, The New York Post reports.
“I see more and more signs that Hillary’s going to run,” Morris told John Catsimatidis on his WABC 770 AM radio show during an interview that aired Sunday, noting that she has been remarking that Americans “do not believe in open borders. These are all signals that she is going to be the moderate candidate for president.”
During the interview, Morris was building on comments he had previously made predicting that Democrats will ditch Biden in favor of Clinton over fears that a more far-left candidate could end up nominated.
Om January the Wall Street Journal described the “perfect storm” scenario of the Democratic Party nominating Hillary Clinton in 2024. The Journal noted Biden’s low approval rating, doubts over his capacity to run for re-election at 82, Kamala Harris’ unpopularity, and the absence of another strong Democrat to lead the upcoming ticket.
The “vaccuum of leadership” in the Democratic Party could cause Clinton to be thrust into the spotlight once again.
The Journal stated:
Based on her latest public statements, it’s clear that Mrs. Clinton not only recognizes her position as a potential front-runner but also is setting up a process to help her decide whether or not to run for president again. In a recent interview with MSNBC, Clinton called on Democrats to engage in “careful thinking about what wins elections, and not just in deep-blue districts where a Democrat and a liberal Democrat, or so-called progressive Democrat, is going to win.”
The Journal noted that Clinton took a veiled jab at the Biden administration and congressional Democrats in an effort to create distance: “It means nothing if we don’t have a Congress that will get things done, and we don’t have a White House that we can count on to be sane and sober and stable and productive.”
As it is increasingly apparent that Hillary Clinton is considering the nomination and may in fact be the one receiving it, it is interesting to note that the latest highlight of her in the news is the aforementioned incident in the Schubert Theater. If Clinton has intentions, maybe it is time for her to make that clear with some positive news.