The 42nd President of the United States Bill J. Clinton and his wife former first lady Hillary Clinton attend the 58th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol Building, Washington, D.C., Jan. 20, 2017. More than 5,000 military members from across all branches of the armed forces of the United States, including Reserve and National Guard components, provided ceremonial support and Defense Support of Civil Authorities during the inaugural period. (DoD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Cristian L. Ricardo) (PHOTO CREDIT: U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Cristian L. Ricardo, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons)
Former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are flexing the muscle of the once notorious Clinton machine one more time.
As the Democratic Party looks to to the 2024 midterm elections with a middling to pessimistic outlook the Clinton machine sees an opportunity. The outlook has been driven by Biden’s inability to deliver on any big policy promises and fractious relationship between the progressive and centrist Democrats which has provided an opportunity window for the Clinton’s to stick their neck out.
Bill Clinton has been giving Joe Biden electoral advice. “I told Joe, ‘Break it up, pick one or two [pieces] you can swallow and then run on the rest,” according to Politico Playbook.
Bill Clinton has been whipping Democratic votes on key Biden legislation, giving advice to Democrat Senators and the Clinton Foundation is reportedly bringing back some of it’s star-studded events.
Bill’s political engagement — which is raising eyebrows amongst Washington Insiders — is only the beginnings of an attempted Clinton comeback.
Hillary Clinton’s former Pollster Doug Schoen wrote an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal which teased a 2024 Clinton White House run. While Clinton insiders merely suggested it was just a kind gesture by her former pollster, it’d be unlikely the Clinton insiders would give any real insight to the inner workings.
“Listen, Hillary Clinton’s biggest life goal was to become President of the United States,” one GOP strategist told us.
“The Clinton’s are strategic,” he continued. “They aren’t going to tell you what they do before they do it, but if you follow what they do, rather than what they say, you can figure out what they’re trying to do.”
All of this seems to suggest that — at least in the minds of Bill and Hillary — another Clinton presidential campaign is not a foregone conclusion.