Most Americans can’t think of a single reason why Hillary Clinton should ever step back onto the political state. But Salon came up with four!
Matthew Rozsa was stuffed on Thanksgiving leftovers when he penned a post-holiday case to be “with her” in 2020 — or “a spiteful argument” as he put it:
Are you sick of Republicans? Or just right-wingers in general? Do you want to send a message to Washington that you aren't going to buy into their racist, sexist, xenophobic, homophobic and classist nonsense for one second longer?
Then do the very thing that Donald Trump unintentionally encouraged in a recent tweet: Encourage Hillary Clinton to run for president in 2020!
And though some say the only way Trump gets re-elected is by running against Clinton, Rozsa thinks despite “atrocious” poll numbers,” Clinton has a pretty good shot. And so, in “spite… delicious, nutritious spite,” the writer lays out his case:
1. Hillary Clinton is the Winston Churchill to Vladimir Putin's Adolf Hitler.
2. Hillary Clinton being elected president (at last) would monumentally piss off misogynistic trolls, and what's not to like about that?
3. By winning the popular vote convincingly in 2016, Hillary Clinton has earned the right to be considered the presumptive nominee in 2020.
4. We can expect her to be a good president.
And… that’s it. Of course, each comes with expanded thoughts too stupid to re-print here. His concluding argument goes like this:
Finally, and perhaps most importantly, Clinton demonstrated through the 2016 Democratic National Committee platform that she would work with progressives on pursuing a policy agenda very close to their own goals. On issues ranging from raising the minimum wage and fighting global warming to scaling back the war on drugs, she would stand exactly where the majority of grassroots activists in the party want her to be. Plus — while this has been noted countless times before, it deserves repetition — she has ample experience as a U.S. senator and secretary of state in actually getting things done…
Her stock may be low now, but it's been low in the past (such as when she "ran" to be first lady in 1992), and it has always recovered. Arguably the big political question facing a potential Hillary 2020 campaign will be whether that bounce occurs at a fortuitous moment for her. It very well could, and wouldn't that be a giant helping of the dish best served cold?
How strange that Rozsa would come up with this craziness over day-old turkey leftovers, which is exactly what Clinton is to the Democratic Party.