Don’t count Hillary out just yet. The two-time loser hopes the third time’s the charm.
It’s hard to fathom the former first lady is willing to make a spectacle of herself again, but that’s exactly what some strategists suggest.
According to Fox News:
There is still time for Hillary Clinton and Michael Bloomberg to enter the 2020 presidential race, as a field of weak candidates continues to fuel speculation of a dark horse savior, said former Clinton strategist Mark Penn on Sunday.
“There’s still a couple of days here,” he said on “Sunday Morning Futures.” I don’t know whether [Clinton will] look at the Michael Bloomberg thing and say, ‘the field’s too crowded now. I missed my opportunity,’ or the opposite.
“‘Wow the field’s weak, I could come in. I could get 165,000 donors, I’m tied with [Joe] Biden in some of these early states…’ There’s still a political logic there for her,” Penn continued.
He also commented on Biden’s tenuous position as the party’s frontrunner and said other candidates have shifted too far to the left to be seen as viable options to defeat President Trump.
“I think it was political logic,” Penn said earlier in the interview. “Unless this field changed, Biden is a front-runner, but a weak front-runner and a lot of the other candidates are too far to the left.”
“I think Michael Bloomberg saw that opportunity and made a pretty intelligent decision,” he added. “For him, it’s now or never in terms of running for president, so why not get in and shake up the Democratic Party.”
But these strategists aren’t considering one pertinent factor. Bloomberg already admitted Trump is kicking ass and taking names.
Bloomberg on Trump
It’s been almost one year exactly since Bloomberg weighed in on the trade war.
As Kevin Jackson pointed out:
America sacrificed over $17 trillion across the last two decades in the so-called “war”. So the better term for what’s been happening is, “America’s Self-Imposed Trade Ass-Kicking.”
We’ve been losing a war on trade.
The salient question might be, “Did they ever want to win on trade?”
It certainly doesn’t appear so. Because the trade deficit increased year after year, with no alarm bells sounding in Congress. By the time we got America’s worst president in history, the economic horror Barack Obama, losing at trade represented “the new norm”.
Obama’s moronic presidency brought America Donald Trump. For that, America can sincerely thank Obama.
Trump understood the war on trade, and easily turned America’s fortune, or lack thereof, in trade. America now wins on trade.
According to Bloomberg:
President Donald Trump is succeeding in making China pay most of the cost of his trade war.
That’s the conclusion of a new paper from EconPol Europe, a network of researchers in the European Union. U.S. companies and consumers will only pay 4.5 percent more after the nation imposed 25 percent tariffs on $250 billion of Chinese goods, and the other 20.5 percent toll will fall on Chinese producers, according to authors Benedikt Zoller-Rydzek and Gabriel Felbermayr.
As I’ve stated many time, only bonehead, morons would dare call what Trump did a “trade war”.
And while that little snippet represents just one aspect of the American economy, it highlights the reason Bloomberg won’t beat Trump, if he formally jumps in the race.
Trump is still #winning.
Basically, Bloomberg already knows he can’t beat Trump. Thus, a partnership with Hillary doesn’t seem capable of saving that ship. Why team up with #CrookedHillary when she can’t beat Trump either?
Like Trump said, “[Bloomberg’s] not going to do well. But I think he’s going to hurt Biden actually, but he doesn’t have the magic to do well.”
As for Hillary, she’s got bigger fish to fry. If she dared to step into this race, I’m sure thousands of skeletons would fall out of her closet.
Revisiting the Russian Narrative
It recently came out that Clinton ally Sidney Blumenthal tried to silence a new book about Russiagate.
Author Lee Smith explains the entire saga was a political hit, intended to help Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.
According to Fox News:
Smith discussed the involvement of Stefan Halper, who he claimed was a political operative being paid exorbitant sums of money to help bring down then-candidate Donald Trump, under the cover of conducting “studies” on foreign governments.
“What we see is these are not actual studies — we hear that he was reportedly the FBI’s confidential source, sent against the Trump campaign,” he told host Maria Bartiromo.
“What he really is… is a political operative,” Smith continued. “This was a political operation designed to assist the Clinton campaign. We talk a lot about the FBI, and DOJ and we’re right to focus on the very bad, likely criminal things they did. But it’s important to remember that the primary beneficiary was the Clinton campaign.”
Of course as soon as anyone calls out a leftist, it’s all just Republicans being mean.
A source familiar with the matter told Fox News that Blumenthal claimed the book – “The Plot Against the President: The True Story of How Congressman Devin Nunes Uncovered the Biggest Political Scandal in U.S. History,” by Lee Smith – was defamatory.
And that’s the leftist hypocrisy in a nutshell. It’s ok for the left to try to crucify the President, but calling out their abominable behavior is just plain mean.