Our old friend Hillary Clinton has been getting a lot of ink the last couple of days, as she said her fond farewells as Secretary of State, a job at which she is generally considered to have done rather well. As to her future, she’s giving no clues.
But, make no mistake, she will run. Like so many before her, she feels that it’s her turn. She’s actually got a better claim to it than most who make that claim. She was married to it for 8 years. She’s already run for it once and come close.
But there’s the thing. She came close in a race that everybody had predicted she’d easily win.
So, while I am certain in my prediction that she will run, I’m not so sure she will get the nomination. There’s a lot of talent on the Democratic side.
I imagine Joe Biden would also like to be president. Of course, he might decide he’s too old to run. Hillary could, too, but neither one will. They’re not old and feeble, they’re not old and senile, they’re just old, and that’s not a problem. Neither one can attack the other on those grounds. Mutually assured destruction.
Other, younger, less baggage burdened candidates will enter the fray since there’s always at least 5 or 6 at the start, and one of them might be the flavor of the year.
I’m not really counting on Elizabeth Warren, it’s just not the down-the-center, try-to-please-everybody approach to politics that the Democrats try so hard for. Ditto Tammy Baldwin.
But, when I read the Tarot cards just now to ask if Hillary would be president, the answer was no.