Could Hillary Clinton Run – And Win – Presidency In 2024? Two Top Democratic Pollsters Think So
As the Biden Administration’s first year comes to a close, some believe Hillary Clinton is poised for a political comeback in the 2024 Presidential Election.
In Democrats Douglas E. Schoen and Andrew Stein‘s opinion article in the Wall Street Journal, they lay out the circumstances that have led them to believe that Clinton may be the Democrat’s best chance at winning the next election.
“Several circumstances — President Biden’s low approval rating, doubts over his capacity to run for re-election at 82, Vice President Kamala Harris’s unpopularity, and the absence of another strong Democrat to lead the ticket in 2024—have created a leadership vacuum in the party, which Mrs. Clinton viably could fill,” they said.
Recent media appearances by both Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, have led to speculations that she may run again. President Clinton called her, “the most qualified person to run for office in my lifetime, including me.”
Biden’s domestic policy, Build Back Better, isn’t going anywhere in the Senate, and the Democrats shifted their focus to amending the filibuster rule. Voting rights have taken priority which leaves Build Back Better until after Congress deals with more immediate issues. Democrats will most likely lose seats in Congress giving the Republicans control of the House and possibly the Senate in the fall.
Clinton could use that to her advantage. Schoen and Stein theorize that she is already building a more moderate agenda that will appeal to a larger demographic.
Democrats need to be more “careful thinking about what wins elections, and not just in deep-blue districts where a Democrat and a liberal Democrat, or so-called progressive Democrat, is going to win,” said Clinton in an interview with MSNBC.
Clinton wasn’t shy about criticizing the current administration.
“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.