Just a mere day ago, Hillary Clinton had bowed out from running in 2020 and President Trump even dropped a tweet mocking her over it.
“(Crooked) Hillary Clinton confirms she will not run in 2020, rules out a third bid for White House.” Aw-shucks, does that mean I won’t get to run against her again? She will be sorely missed!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 5, 2019
Now, suddenly Hillary has decided to keep the door a crack open just in case….
What a difference a day makes.
But late Tuesday, Maggie Haberman, a political reporter for the New York Times, tweeted that she spoke with a person close to the former secretary of state. The unnamed source said Clinton was not trying to “be emphatic and close the door on running” with the comment and was apparently “surprised” at the reaction.
The person also says she is extremely unlikely to run, but that she remains bothered that she’s expected to close the door on it when, say, John Kerry isn’t. She has told her team she is waiting at least to see the Mueller report. 2/2
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) March 6, 2019
There is little buzz about a potential Kerry announcement, but there is clear interest in a potential Joe Biden bid. Recent polls have him leading the field of Democrats who have already announced. With Michael Bloomberg out of the way, there seems to be a clear path for a more centrist Democrat.
Those interested in Biden’s decision include New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, who are reportedly in “wait-and-see” mode on their own potential candidacies until Biden ends his “Hamlet act,” according to Politico.
Clinton told News 12 Westchester on Monday that there is a lot at stake for the country.
“We’ve just gotten so polarized,” she said. “We’ve gotten into really opposing camps unlike anything I’ve ever seen in my adult life.”