Hillary Clinton will reinvent herself as a “liberal firebrand” and mount a 3rd presidential bid in 2020, her longtime adviser Mark Penn predicted in an op-ed for the Wall Avenue Journal printed Monday.
“Prepare for Hillary Clinton 4.0. Greater than 30 years within the making, this new model of Mrs. Clinton, when she runs for president in 2020, will come full circle—again to the universal-health-care-promoting progressive firebrand of 1994,” wrote Penn, who co-authored the op-ed with NY city council president Andrew Stein.
The previous Secretary of State and twice-failed presidential candidate received’t “let a bit factor like two gorgeous defeats stand in the best way of her declare to the White Home,” the pair wrote of Clinton’s resolve to defeat Trump in 2020.
Philippe Reines, one other longtime Clinton adviser, made an identical prediction in a Politico op-ed printed final month, wherein he argued Clinton was uniquely well-suited to defeat Trump relative to the extra widely-discussed 2020 Democratic contenders.
Relatively than casting herself as a average to win over the Midwestern Democrats who defected to vote for Trump, Penn and Stein argue Clinton ought to run as a hard-left partisan.
“She has decisively to win these Iowa caucus-goers who’ve by no means warmed as much as her. They are going to see her now as robust, partisan, left-leaning and all-Democrat—the one with the heart, expertise and steely-eyed willpower to defeat Mr. Trump,” they wrote.