“On the Holmes Front,” with Frank Holmes
Hillary Clinton may never be president, but she’s aiming for a new title — she fancy’s herself as Queen of the Democratic Party.
Ever since she lost the 2016 race, Hillary has been blaming the Russians and looking for somebody — anybody — who will give her power and importance. Heading into 2020, it seems she’s finally found it.
Democrats who hope to run for president next year have decided they have to line up and kiss her ring before they throw their hat in it.
At least five likely 2020 presidential hopefuls have met privately with Hillary…and The Horn News has their names.
“A bunch have picked her brain,” a Clinton confidant, who chose to remain anonymous, told the liberal website Axios.
The would-be candidates “know tens of millions of Democrats love Hillary and want her to try again,” the source said. “The savvy ones know she’s the most valuable endorser in the party not named Obama.”
The candidates who begged for — and got — a meeting with Crooked Hillary include the only candidate to actually take steps toward the White House.
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Senator Elizabeth Warren announced that she had formed a presidential exploratory committee in an online video that showed the fake Indian awkwardly drinking a beer.
Another candidate who asked for Hillary’s political blessing is Sen. Kamala Harris, who teased Stephen Colbert on Thursday night: When he asked if she’s running for president, she said “I might” with a Cheshire cat smile. Insiders say she’s all but guaranteed to run.
The rest of the five hopefuls include Sen. Cory Booker, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper and L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti.
Every single one of them was too embarrassed about it to give comment on the record when CNN tried to follow up—and Clinton’s lips are sealed about the meetings, too.
“I won’t comment on private discussions she’s had,” Clinton’s spokesman, Nick Merrill said after word of the behind-closed-doors meetings leaked. But he added Hillary is “more than happy to talk to anyone considering a run” about the “challenges” they’ll face, including Vladimir Putin.
The media say Hillary is playing her role as the former party leader, trying to anoint her own successor—like some kind of medieval monarch.
Since Hillary ran such a rotten campaign that she lost a rigged election, the party can probably do without her help…which raises some eyebrows about what’s really going on.
Bloomberg News—whose founder may be considering a presidential run himself— reported that the meetings are proof that Hillary “will be a major force in the 2020 campaign even though she’s not running herself.”
But who said she’s not running? She sure hasn’t.
Is Hillary Clinton really out to help less inexperienced presidential candidates figure out how to beat Donald Trump—or is something else afoot?
Could it be that Hillary sounded out her possible rivals so she could learn their campaign strategies—then use it against them when she jumps into the race herself?
The former first lady and Clinton family insiders have put out the message that she’s considering a third presidential run…and even outlined her strategy.
Hillary told the liberal website Recode, “I’d like to be president.”
When she visited Canada last year, she even joked about running for parliament!
Then there’s the Clinton family inner circle—and have they had some interesting things to say lately.
One former Clinton aide admitted Hillary made some “missteps” in 2016, but assured jittery Democrats that “she’d be fine” to run again.
But what’s really turning heads is one of her advisors’ change of heart.
Just last fall, Hillary’s former campaign adviser Philippe Reines said that Hillary is “more likely to win Powerball” than to run for president in 2020.
But this past week he sang a different tune.
If Hillary “were to think that she has the best shot to (win), I think she would take a hard look,” he said.
“The idea that [Hillary Clinton] shouldn’t run, because she had her time or this or that… Give me a break!” he told Bloomberg News.
“Let’s just say one out of every two people who voted for her is now mad at her. That’s still 32 million votes,” he went on. “That’s more people behind her than anyone in America.”
Then he trashed frontrunner Joe Biden and former Secretary of State John Kerry, saying they had also run for president multiple times.
That’s the talk of someone who’s running—and another insider all-but confirmed it.
No matter what she says, “Hillary 4.0” is definitely running, former Clinton pollster Mark Penn wrote in the Wall Street Journal last November.
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He even said she wouldn’t run “at first, when the legions of Senate Democrats”—like Warren, Harris and Booker—“make their announcements.” Instead, she’d take them by surprise by waiting until “the primaries are in full swing.”
And now, she’ll know their campaign strategy, to boot.
Either that or she really does think she’s the Queen of the Democrats.
Frank Holmes is a reporter for The Horn News. He is a veteran journalist and an outspoken conservative that talks about the news that was in his weekly article, “On The Holmes Front.”