Believe it or not! She may still be the Dems’ best hope!
Even the Democrats — especially the Democrats — see Hillary Clinton as such a liability to their re-election hopes in 2020 that they may have to hire a posse of desperate Dems to throw her into a van and drive her to a remote cabin in the woods to shut her up. — To paraphrase New York Post writer Michael Goodwin in today’s column.
The list of Democrat Party candidates for the next federal election is already “long, varied and growing — but not compelling,” Goodwin writes. “Which is why Clinton, despite her enormous flaws and two presidential defeats, can’t be ruled out as the party’s best hope. God knows she wants it more than anybody else.“
The other candidates so far are a motley crew of lightweights and losers, Goodwin notes.
“Bernie Sanders is running on vapors, Corey Booker is a lightweight who embarrassed himself with the Spartacus shtick and Kirsten Gillibrand is a do-nothing hack.
“As for Elizabeth Warren, she imploded with her disastrous DNA test. Her silly repetition of the now-disproven claim that she has significant Native American ancestry opens her to endless ridicule and further diminishes her already narrow appeal.
“Others advertising their availability include Joe Biden, Eric Holder, Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick. Does anybody in the group look like a champion in waiting? Not to me and, to judge from the lack of great enthusiasm, not to big funders or hot-shot consultants.
“Two others in the thinking-and-hoping stage are New York’s feuding Frick and Frack, Mayor de Blasio and Gov. Cuomo.
“Mayor Putz is term-limited and it looks as if his career has peaked. His image of being lazy, corrupt and incompetent means he’s not an asset to anyone, so he may have to get a real job when he finally leaves City Hall.
“As for Cuomo, his mediocre record might get him a third term in deep-blue New York, but it’s not likely to endear him to national Dems. He trusts no one, including himself, which is why he hides from the media, lest he say things like America “was never that great.”
GOODWIN’S FULL COLUMN HERE