Multiple Democrat operatives say that Hillary Clinton is priming herself for another run for the White House. In an article by The Wall Street Journal, two Democrats noted that President Biden’s and Kamala Harris’ steadily sinking approval ratings coupled with Biden’s age is creating the perfect opportunity for Clinton to seize the spotlight.
The Washington Examiner reports:
All this creates a “leadership vacuum,” according to Douglas Schoen, founder and partner of Schoen Cooperman Research, a polling and consulting firm whose past clients include Bill Clinton and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and Andrew Stein, a former New York City Council president, Manhattan borough president, and state assemblyman.
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 pair added.
Schoen and Stein noted that Clinton has been offering advice to fellow Democrats about how to win elections at a time when the party is expected to lose control of one if not both chambers of Congress in the 2022 midterm elections. They cited a recent interview in which Clinton called on Democrats to engage in “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” and noted that party’s House majority “comes from people who win in much more difficult districts.”