4 comments on “She’s Back: Clinton Eyes Starting Own TV Show To Position Herself For Run In 2020

  1. In 2008, the Democratic Party hungered for change. Barack Obama represented change, whereas Hillary Clinton represented the Democratic Party establishment. In 2016, Bernie Sanders won 22 states and around 40 percent of the votes in the Democratic primaries. That wouldn’t have happened if the system were “rigged” in favor of the Democratic Party establishment candidate Hillary Clinton.

    And Hillary Clinton defeated Donald Trump in the popular vote: winning nearly three million more votes. A thin margin, to be sure, but it indicates Trump does NOT have a mandate from the American people to push a conservative agenda.

    The Nation’s John Nichols pointed out a few months ago:

    “Republicans cannot claim a mandate when Hillary Clinton has a two-million-vote lead

    “A higher percentage of Americans rejected Trump in 2016 than rejected Romney in 2012.

    “Four candidates who lost the popular vote have assumed the presidency thanks to the Electoral College or decisions made by the Congress. But there has only been one instance since 1900 when a popular-vote loser “won”: that of Republican George W. Bush, who took office despite the fact that 543,816 more Americans voted in 2000 for Democrat Al Gore.

    “Clinton’s popular-vote advantage over Trump is now more than three times as large as Gore’s advantage over Bush. No Electoral College ‘loser’ has ever opened up so wide a popular-vote lead over the Electoral College winner as Clinton now has over Trump. And the Democrat’s margin is growing.

    “Clinton’s popular-vote lead is now so substantial that it can be compared not merely with losers of the presidency but with winners. The former secretary of state enjoys a popular-vote advantage that is now fifteen times greater than that of John Kennedy over Richard Nixon in 1960. Her lead is now more than three times greater than that of Richard Nixon over Hubert Humphrey in 1968. It has even surpassed that of Jimmy Carter over Gerald Ford in 1976.

    “The overall results remind us that the majority of Americans did not vote for Trump for president. In addition to the roughly 64.1 million votes that have been counted for Clinton so far, another 7.1 million have been counted for third-party and independent candidates. With scattered write-in votes, that means that 53.5 percent of voters chose not to cast ballots for the Republican nominee. Only 52.8 percent of Americans rejected Republican Mitt Romney in 2012.

    “Sometimes a candidate loses the popular vote, or gets a low percentage of the popular vote in a multi-candidate race, but wins the Electoral College decisively. That’s not the case this year. If the official reconciliation of votes identifies Trump as the winner in all the states where he is leading—as is likely—he will gain an Electoral College victory somewhere in the range of 306 to 232 (depending on whether all electors follow the dictates of the voters in the states they represent). That, as serious analysts of electoral politics remind us, is far short of a ‘landslide.’

    “’Calling a 306 electoral-vote victory a ‘landslide’ is ridiculous,’ says Larry Sabato, the director of the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia. ‘Trump’s Electoral College majority is actually similar to John F. Kennedy’s 303 in 1960 and Jimmy Carter’s 297 in 1976. Has either of those victories ever been called a landslide? Of course not—and JFK and Carter actually won the popular vote narrowly.'”

    The Democratic Party similarly reported a few months ago: “Did you know that Trump won the states of Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Michigan by a TOTAL of just 80,000 votes AND that if Hillary had one these three states, she would have won the election?”

    CNN host Don Lemon said:

    “It’s also false for Trump to say that the electoral college vote was a landslide. It was certainly an upset, but it was far from a landslide. You go back to 1980, he had a smaller margin than the Reagan elections, George H.W. Bush, Barack Obama’s two elections — he tops only George W. Bush’s two narrow wins. Can he call this a landslide? Why is he calling this a landslide? It’s not a landslide, he got way more than most people thought, but you can’t really call this a landslide.”

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