The Hill reports that during a Q&A with Recode's Kara Swisher on Friday evening, Hillary Clinton said she still wants to be president... and may consider actually running once again.
From the Hill:
Clinton went on to say that "there’s going to be so much work to be done" after a Democrat "hopefully" wins the next presidential election.
"The work would be work that I feel very well-prepared for having been in the Senate for eight years, having been a diplomat in the State Department," she said, listing off the qualifications that she often touted during her previous run.
She added that she's not going to think about a possible run until after the midterm elections next month.
Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, announced this month that they will be embarking on a 13-city tour over the next year, hosting discussions about current events and politics across the country.
Look, I get that Hillary won the popular vote and I dearly, dearly wish we were fighting over her plan to intervene in Yemen right now instead of just how terrible Donald is on a scale of 1 to 10 (he's an 11), but can we not do this again? I still have PTSD (2018 definition) from the two years we spent listening to Hillary and Donald piss on each other the last time around. And why, exactly, did Hillary lose last time? Sure, Russian meddling, James Comey, Fox News, the electoral college, and Macedonian tweens spreading fake news (2016 definition) had something to do with it, but so did the fact so many people on both the left and the right just don't like Hillary Clinton and they never fucking have. If you were alive and even occasionally sober during her reign as First Lady, you probably remember this. Is outsized loathing of Hillary Clinton fair? No, of course not, but "fairness" doesn't exactly matter in politics or there would have been no President Dubya, much less a President Trump.
Now, I'm still optimistic that Donald will be a one-term president, but if the DNC tries to repeat the 2016 race, they will do exactly that and we'll be stuck with Donald for another four years. Best case scenario: Some inspiring progressive steps forward to lead this formerly powerful party to victory and stability once again. Or, even better, Trump has a stroke, is locked in his body Diving Bell and the Butterfly style, and is forced to spend the rest of his life communicating "Lock her up" with his one working eyelid. Worst-case scenario? It's Clinton versus Trump in 2020, and this time, he might not even need Russia's help.