Sorry, Hillary: Democrats don’t need a savior As if 26 candidates weren’t enough. Asked Tuesday whether she has ruled out running for president in 2020,
“I will certainly tell you, I’m under enormous pressure from many, many, many people to think about it,” she added. Never mind, for instance, that billionaire businessman and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg already closed ,
The door on a run earlier this year, declaring in March that he was “clear-eyed about the difficulty of winning the Democratic nomination” and that “the best way for me to help our country is by rolling up my sleeves and continuing to get work done” as a political philanthropist.
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick also took his name out of contention, citing concerns last year that “the cruelty of our elections process would ultimately splash back” on his wife,
Who had just been diagnosed with cancer, and other “people whom Diane and I love.”“I’m none of those things and I’m never going to be any of those things.”Never mind all that, because there Patrick was in the New York Times,
Never mind that Clinton said in March that she’s “not running”: There was her husband, Bill, saying late last month that “she may or may not” run and her top adviser Reines adding that “she would think about it long and hard” if “she thought she had the best odds of beating Donald Trump.”
Democrats from the scandal-scarred Bill Clinton were Gov. Mario Cuomo of New York, former Sens. Lloyd Bentsen of Texas, Sam Nunn of Georgia and Al Gore of Tennessee, and Rep. Richard Gephardt of Missouri. None of them ran. The same thing happened with Gore in 2004 and Joe Biden in 2016 .