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Hillary Has 'Claim' to White House, Says Close Confidante

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As the 2018 midterm elections slip into the background of our political theater, (as soon as Florida finishes up), we have no choice but to look forward to the 2020 presidential contest looming on the horizon.

President Donald Trump has been an unconventional Commander in Chief, to say the least, lending credence to the idea that the 2020 election could be one of the strangest and most stressful of our modern era.  Unprecedented money and mudslinging became a staple of presidential politics two years ago, and there is little reason to think that a calming breeze is blowing anywhere near the Beltway in 2018.

As we peer into our imaginary crystal ball, there are a number of prominent democrats, (and at least one republican), eyeing a shot at the Oval Office.  Kamala Harris and Cory Booker come to mind almost immediately, along with the nagging reality that Hillary Clinton could once again attempt a financial takeover of the DNC to push herself to the top of the primary pile.

Now, a close confidante of the former First Lady is putting Clinton’s possible 2020 run into perspective by telling the world that Clinton has a “claim” to the White House.

The former secretary of state and first lady will run again for president during the upcoming election cycle, write Mark Penn and Andrew Stein in an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal.

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It’d be the third time and this time, perhaps the authors think, it’d be a charm.

“True to her name, Mrs. Clinton will fight this out until the last dog dies. She won’t let a little thing like two stunning defeats stand in the way of her claim to the White House,” Penn and Stein write.

Clinton unsuccessfully ran against former President Barack Obama as a U.S. Senator from New York, losing to him in the primary. She won the popular vote in 2016 but where it counts, the electoral college, she lost to now-President Donald Trump.

And who can forget last month’s stunningly blunt statement.

In an interview with Recode’s Kara Swisher in October, she said “no” when asked if she’d like to run again.

“Well, I’d like to be president,” she conceded.

Clinton’s potential run in 2020 will certainly put her health back into the spotlight, as the obviously ill career politician endured a number of scares during her tumultuous and doomed 2016 campaign.

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As a lifelong advocate for the dream promised us in the Constitution, Andrew West has spent his years authoring lush prose editorial dirges regarding America's fall from grace and her path back to prosperity. When West isn't railing against the offensive whims of the mainstream media or the ideological cruelty that is so rampant in the US, he spends his time seeking adventurous new food and fermented beverages, with the occasional round of golf peppered in.