Who will the Democrats nominate to challenge Donald Trump in 2020?
After Hillary Clinton’s defeat in 2016, the field is wide open.
When Chelsea Clinton gave an interview on CBS This Morning, she asked about her intentions of running for President in 2020.
And she shocked everyone with her announcement.
Pundits believe Chelsea might run for Congress in 2018 or Senate in 2020.
No one figured her as a candidate for President.
But she didn’t even bother with Congress and stated she would not be a candidate for President in 2020.
Real Clear Life reports:
“Chelsea Clinton’s name won’t be appearing on the ballot in 2020, but the former first daughter hasn’t ruled out running for office in the future.
In an interview with CBS This Morning, the daughter of former President Bill Clinton and ex-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton specified that she has no intention of going toe-to-toe with President Donald Trump in the next presidential election.
“I’m definitely not the right person to defeat him in 2020,” she said. But when asked if she’d inevitably run for office because her parents were both politicians, she was vague, noting that all people should be willing to battle for policies and programs important to them. “I hope that politics is in all of our DNA,” she said.
“Right now, the answer is no,” she went on. “But I think we all need to be asking ourselves that question periodically. And I hope that a lot of young people kind of use the election to think, ‘Wow, like, should I run for public office? Am I the right person for a given job?’ Whether it’s for a school board or a senator.”
Even left-wing pundits were puzzled by her seemingly emphatic answer.
Chris Cilliza wrote on CNN.com:
“But, no one — and I mean no one — was waiting with bated breath for Clinton to make a go or no-go decision about running for president. Yes, Clinton is constitutionally eligible to run — she’s 37 and was born in the United States. Beyond that, though, no one thinks president would be the right first office for her to run for.
That Clinton took O’Donnell’s question about whether she might follow in her parents’ footsteps and immediately leapt to ruling out a presidential bid may be a telling window into where her ambitions (and self-regard) ultimately lie. And that looks like 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Eventually.”
But while Chelsea Clinton may be secretly planning for a restoration of the Clinton dynasty, even liberals have had enough.
A “Never Chelsea” movement has popped up on the left.
The Washington Times reports:
“The activists who fueled Sen. Bernard Sanders‘ presidential bid last year and who have become the raging heart of the party as it seeks to rebuild itself, shudder at the thought of the 36-year-old daughter of the former president and secretary of state searching for a race of her own.
“Chelsea needs to go away,” said Guinevere Boyd, a 49-year-old from Alaska who attended a Democratic National Committee forum this weekend. “She has nothing to offer. She has said some horrible clueless things about progressives and progressive issues…
…Attendees at the DNC forum predicted that she would have a tough time ditching the family baggage.
“The country does not have any more appetite for any Clintons,” said Mike Bender, 61, of Baltimore. “Enough is enough, and frankly I think the Clinton policies, going back to Bill, are what took the Democrats to the center and the right, and you can see what kind of enthusiasm that inspired.”
Bernie Sanders supporters and other leftists – as well as most of America – may be fed up with the Clintons.
And they may also be “Never Chelsea.”
But Chelsea Clinton clearly has politics on her mind.
However, fortunately, she realizes she won’t be the candidate against Donald Trump.