For the first time on live TV, former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has admitted that she won’t be running for president in 2020.
“I’m not running, but I’m going to keep on working and speaking and standing up for what I believe,” she told News12 New Jersey.
I’m sure the democrats are currently breathing many sighs of relief. The fact is, Hillary Clinton is not very well liked by the populace. The democrats want nothing to do with her, the republicans hate her guts, and her husband’s (ex-)mistresses probably don’t like her as well. Her voice on the interview made it sound like she had a choice to run but she chose not to –like we were all going to be saddened by her decision.
But Hillary had no choice. She currently has an approval rating of 36%, which is much lower than Trump’s approval rating. She must know that contesting in the election would only result in a greater defeat than that of 2016. The Democrats know this as well, and she would not have made it through the primaries. For it is only Hillary Clinton who can spend the most money and still lose to a man like Donald Trump.
Still, like every unwanted mosquito, Hillary refuses to go away. She promised to continuing speaking out about the divisions in the country.
“I want to be sure that people understand I’m going to keep speaking out,” she said. “I’m not going anywhere. What’s at stake in our country, the kind of things that are happening right now are deeply troubling to me. And I’m also thinking hard about how do we start talking and listening to each other again? We’ve just gotten so polarized. We’ve gotten into really opposing camps unlike anything I’ve ever seen in my adult life.”
It is certainly her right as a citizen to speak up on issues. But what is the point of speaking if your listeners are tired of seeing your face and hearing your voice?