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By Stan Greene
Observer Staff 

Hillary Clinton is Running for President Again, Says Former Bush Speechwriter Matt Latimer

She's doing everything she needs to do if she plans to run again in 2020


February 20, 2017


Her ambitions did not end in 2016, it seems

She'll be 73 in 2020; a year younger than Bernie Sanders is today. She has millions of diehard fanatical fans who love her. The former First Lady has never deviated from a messianic conviction, that she is destined to be the first female United States President. And she is doing everything one in her position would need to do in order to set up another run for the presidency, says Politico analyst and former GW Bush speechwriter Matt Latimer.

Mrs. Clinton's 2020 run is obvious based on her recent actions. His reasoning:

1. The Clinton Global Initiative is basically a slush fund. In today's accusatory environment, it's dangerous not to shut it down, and there's also no reason for anyone to donate anything to it if Hillary Clinton's political ambitions "are not in the rearview mirror." Why not shut it down, unless it furthers a Clinton's ambitions? The continued existence of CGI speaks volumes.

2. Rumors continue to circulate that Mrs. Clinton plans to run for Mayor of New York. While this is unlikely, why not deny the rumors? Because Lady MacBeth does have further political ambitions, says Latimer.

3. Clinton just signed a deal with Simon/Schuster do write her 7th book. Does she really have that much more to say, Latimer asks? Or does she want to go on a national book tour, sign copies, and talk more about her loss to Donald Trump? The answer is the latter, kind of; that will keep her in the public eye, according to Latimer.

4. She has continued to comment on national issues, such as "Trump's Muslim Ban." Most defeated candidates go softly into that gentle night, a la Mitt Romney moving to La Jolla, CA. But she continues to tweet, in order to stay in the public consciousness, to rise again, and soon.

5. She basically said she wants another go around in her November 8th concession speech. Absent in it "was any indication, as one might have expected, that she was going gentle into that good night, handing the baton to a new generation or even to a new leader. Instead, Clinton talked more about the future-explicitly including herself in that future-than she did about the past."

"I know we have still not shattered that highest and hardest glass ceiling, but some day, someone will," she said, adding, "and hopefully sooner than we might think right now." She then quoted a line of Scripture: "Let us not grow weary in doing good, for in due season, we shall reap if we do not lose heart." And she concluded, tellingly, with this: "So my friends, let us have faith in each other, let us not grow weary, let us not lose heart, for there are more seasons to come. And there is more work to do."

This was not Richard Nixon's bitter "You won't have Nixon to kick around anymore" when he lost a race for governor in 1962, and thought his political career was over. This was someone looking ahead. More seasons to come."

Latimer does not judge whether this is a good thing for Clinton, or for the Country. I'm guessing Donald Trump would rather run against Hillary than against any other potential candidate.

Another Clinton run for the white house seems to be in the cards for 2020.

Latimer served as a Special Assistant to Senator Spencer Abraham, (R-MI), then became Press Secretary to U.S. Rep Nick Smith (R-MI) before moving on to become a spokesman for Senator Jon Kyl (R-AZ) from 2001-2004. He then became a speechwriter for Donald Rumsfeld at the Department of Defense. In March, 2007, President George W. Bush announced that he had appointed Latimer as a special assistant on speechwriting.

You can read the original Politico article here:

Latimer doesn't just think Clinton's running. He says she will get the nomination, and be a formidable opponent to Donald Trump. He says that modernly, repeatedly running for president works. Ronald Reagan won the presidency on his third attempt, after all. So did, well, Donald Trump.


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