The Clintons’ former adviser Mark Penn said he was certain Hillary Clinton will run again for president in 2020, The Hill reported.
The former advisor co-wrote an op-ed piece for The Hill with Andrew Stein of the WSJ who is a president of the NYC council, and former Democratic Manhattan borough president.
“True to her name, Mrs. Clinton will fight this out until the last dog dies,” the pair wrote. “She won’t let a little thing like two stunning defeats stand in the way of her claim to the White House.”
According to the op-ed piece, Clinton suffered a “humiliating” loss to Donald Trump back in 2016, but that this will not be a reason for her to end her political career.
“You can expect her to run for president once again,” they predicted. “Maybe not at first, when the legions of Senate Democrats make their announcements, but definitely by the time the primaries are in full swing.”
She has two years to review what went wrong during her last campaign bid and make a strategy, they wrote.
“She has decisively to win those Iowa caucus-goers who have never warmed up to her,” they wrote. “They will see her now as strong, partisan, left-leaning and all-Democrat—the one with the guts, experience and steely-eyed determination to defeat Mr. Trump.”
“Mrs. Clinton knows both Mr. Clinton and Mr. Obama declared they weren’t running, until they ran,” the pair argued. “She may even skip Iowa and enter the race later, but rest assured that, one way or another, Hillary 4.0 is on the way.”