Dem Operatives Push for Hillary 2024 ‘Comeback’
Two Democratic operatives say a “perfect storm” brewing within their party is paving the way for “a political comeback for Hillary Clinton in 2024.”
Douglas Schoen, founder and partner of Schoen Cooperman Research, a polling and consulting firm whose past clients include Bill Clinton and Michael Bloomberg, and Andrew Stein, a former New York City Council president and state assemblyman, made their case in a new op-ed for the Wall Street Journal.
The pair claimed that between questions about President Joe Biden’s mental fitness and sinking approval ratings and Vice President Kamala Harris’ “unpopularity,” there is a “leadership vacuum” within the Democratic Party.
“[Clinton] is already in an advantageous position to become the 2024 Democratic nominee. She is an experienced national figure who is younger than Mr. Biden and can offer a different approach from the disorganized and unpopular one the party is currently taking,” they wrote.
“If Democrats lose control of Congress in 2022, Mrs. Clinton can use the party’s loss as a basis to run for president again, enabling her to claim the title of ‘change candidate.'”
The writers cited various recent instances that indicate Clinton has another presidential bid for office on her mind — including 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,” Clinton said during a recent interview.
Bill Clinton hinted at “his wife’s potential 2024 candicacy,” according to the piece, “referring to her in an interview with People magazine as ‘the most qualified person to run for office in my lifetime, including me.'”
“Given the likelihood that Democrats will lose control of Congress in 2022, we can anticipate that Mrs. Clinton will begin shortly after the midterms to position herself as an experienced candidate capable of leading Democrats on a new and more successful path,” the writers claimed.
The piece concluded: “If Democrats want a fighting chance at winning the presidency in 2024, Mrs. Clinton is likely their best option.”
The WSJ article is the latest op-ed to declare Clinton as the best choice for the Democrats in 2024. Last month, The Hill published a piece by Joe Concha entitled: “Hillary 2024? Given the competition, she may be the Dems’ best hope.”
“Hillary Clinton always seemed to believe the mantle of ‘First Female President’ was her birthright,” Concha wrote. “And given how pathetic the field is on the Democratic side with or without Joe Biden, she may just get a second chance at winning the office her husband so famously made infamous.”