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Will Hillary Clinton Run for President Again in 2020?

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Hillary Clinton will be 73 years old in 2020. (Getty)

Hillary Clinton‘s dream of becoming the first female president of the U.S. was shattered on November 8, when Donald Trump won the electoral college vote. Although Clinton could run for president for a third time, the election results showed that Americans are ready to move on from the days of having Clintons in Washington. Clinton didn’t specifically say that she would never run again in her concession speech, but she would face many of the same hurdles that stood in her way in 2016.

If Clinton decided to run in 2020, she would be 73 by the time of the election. That would make her the oldest person elected to a first term if she won. She would two years older than Arizona Senator John McCain, who was 71 when he ran in 2008. Considering that Clinton’s health was a concern during the 2016 race, it would become an even bigger issue in 2020.

Clinton would also have to overcome an overwhelmingly negative view of her among American voters. According to The Wall Street Journal, early exit polls from Election Day showed that six in 10 were bothered by Clinton’s use of a private email server while Secretary of State during Barack Obama’s first term. ABC News’ exit polls showed that 59 percent believed Clinton was not honest or trustworthy.

More exit polling data from The New York Times shows that 94 percent of Clinton voters believed she is trustworthy, while 73 percent of Trump voters thought she is untrustworthy.

While Clinton herself has not mentioned 2020, Trump supporter Newt Gingrich told Politico that he thinks Clinton running in 2020 is a possibility. However, he was talking more about Trump running again if he lost in 2016 and Clinton won.

Clinton is projected to have won 47.7 percent of the popular vote, just barely beating Trump, who earned 47.5 percent. However, Trump won the electoral college easily, with 289 votes already called.

If Clinton doesn’t run, the Democratic Party will have to find a new candidate and it likely won’t be Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. Sanders would be 80 by the time the 2020 election rolls around, but if the party wants an energetic voice who could wake up the base, Elizabeth Warren is a possibility.

Then again, some have been calling for Michelle Obama to run on social media, but Michelle Obama has never held elective office, but there’s been reports that she won’t run for office. Clinton’s running-mate, Tim Kaine, could also be considered a potential candidate.

Clinton previously ran for the White House in 2008, but was defeated by Obama in the Democratic primary. Obama then appointed the former First Lady and New York Senator to be his Secretary of State. Clinton’s husband, Bill Clinton, was president from 1993 to 2001.

You can watch Clinton’s concession speech below.

WATCH: Hillary Clinton’s Concession Speech

Hillary Clinton is expected to deliver her concession speech at approximately 10.30 a.m. ET in her first public address since being defeated by Donald Trump.

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WATCH: Tim Kaine’s Emotional Concession Speech

Virginia Senator Tim Kaine introduced Hillary Clinton with a brief concession speech of his own on Wednesday. Read the complete transcript here.

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33 comments

  1. The election was lost because Hillary didn’t connect with the American people. That isn’t going to change in 2020.

    I firmly believe she is one the best policy makers in the country but the average person isn’t interested in that. If that were the case W wouldn’t have been elected or Trump – they don’t trust somebody that they can’t relate to. Trump is a billionaire but people connected far better with him than Hillary, it was clear from his command over his rallies.

    • I would love for Hillary to run again and I think she would run circles around the republicans but we will have got to start a movement of black and Mexicans voters getting registered and backing her. If that can be done we will have 70% of the house and presidency!

      • I agree that the Democratic party needs new blood….but I disagree with the 3 candidates you listed. This 30 year rightward shift in the Democratic party should have ended years ago. The Democrats of 2016 are the Republicans of 1982. And it’s NOT working.

        • I disagree. I was a lifelong democrat. I was proud of what the democrats stood for. No longer, the new democratic party has nothing to do with America. It only has to do with keeping self serving politicians in power. I was a democrat, the Clintons, Pelosi, Schumer, reid and the rest of those liars made me a Republican.

      • They did well in the 90’s. Some of what she did- not her husband, her- still are in place today. I’m not surprised with the protesting ,and I fear this isn’t over by a long shot. This is what happens Ladies and Gentlemen; When you don’t vote and sit around whining about the choices.

    • The DNC will never nominate her. Even they realize that just about anyone else would have easily beaten Trump. Bernie would have won in a landslide because of all of Trumps problems. They now realize that they nominated someone (Hillary) that was and is un-electable.

    • I have no numerical data, but I believe that negative feeling about her “trustworthiness” and “relatability” dropped after her concession speech and will continue to drop. That feeling is in significant part a product of the hard-right’s irresponsible meme-dropping. Clinton’s reputation also suffered unfairy through an echo-chamber effect. Slurs against Clinton were repeated much more often than they were actually attested, in part because announcers could not resist showing that they were au courant up to the latest whisperings. Responsible speech avoids unnecessary repetition.

  2. Io metterei un’età minima e massima per Presidente: da 45 anni al massimo 65 anni. Basta con queste anziani che ormai si fanno la… addosso…
    Diamo la possibilità ai giovani… di certo uno a 80 anni non ha la forza di uno di 80. Altrimenti si rischia una tassa per pagare loro pangolini…

  3. Hillary is and always has been a selfish person. She did not run to be President. She ran for the sole purpose going down in history as the first woman President.

  4. Likely more people wanted to vote for Hillary than could vote for her. Here is a quote from Michael Moore.
    I believe Trump is going to focus much of his attention on the four blue states in the rustbelt of the upper Great Lakes – Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. Four traditionally Democratic states – but each of them have elected a Republican governor since 2010 (only Pennsylvania has now finally elected a Democrat). In the Michigan primary in March, more Michiganders came out to vote for the Republicans (1.32 million) that the Democrats (1.19 million).

    In 2012, Mitt Romney lost by 64 electoral votes. Add up the electoral votes cast by Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. It’s 64. All Trump needs to do to win is to carry, as he’s expected to do, the swath of traditional red states from Idaho to Georgia (states that’ll never vote for Hillary Clinton), and then he just needs these four rust belt states. He doesn’t need Florida. He doesn’t need Colorado or Virginia. Just Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. And that will put him over the top. This is how it will happen in November.

  5. Question…why are we all caught up in finding a female candidate? Male or female-how about finding the “right” candidate. Lets get over making history by focusing on the gender but the talents and credibility of the person. No more flawed people. HC lost because she lied, was selfish, had innocent people killed, and how can we as Americans forget that she and her husband stole contents (including the master bedroom dating back to President Lincoln) from the White House when the Clintons left the White House!!!

    • Hanya, the Republican committee that reviewed Benghazi agreed that nothing more could have been done. Even Ambassador Stevens’ family does not blame Secretary Clinton. If you want to blame someone, blame the Republicans who refused funding for additional security at that embassy as well as others. As for being selfish, are you kidding me??? She worked tirelessly during her private career as a lawyer on behalf of minorities, children, the impoverished and others. Trump takes selfishness to an art form! Even filing for divorce from his first wife the day before the pre-nup would have given her much more money, stiffing employees, declaring bankruptcy numerous times, bilking the elderly out of their life savings through his now defunct “university,” and on and on and on it goes. He lied about not having had communications with Putin. In fact, he lied about almost everything. He bragged about sexually assaulting women and getting away with it. What an embarrassment to this country that he is now president. And gender matters in the selection of a candidate. Ask any African American what it meant to vote for Obama, and you will know what it means to so many women to vote for a female candidate. Voting for Hillary Clinton was the proudest day of my life as an American, and I do not say that lightly.

  6. If she runs again in 2020, I bet Trump will seriously try to rig the democratic primaries like Nixon in 1972, so he can face her again and win in a landslide. If the democrats wants to take back the White House they really need to get rid of the Clintons. This woman is a disgrace for her own party and needs to retire once and for all for her own party’s sake.

  7. This article is ridiculous. Michelle Obama can’t run because she has never held elected office? Donald Trump has never held elected office! He is a reality TV star. Obviously anything goes now. There is nothing in the world stopping Hillary Clinton from running and winning in 2020, and knowing her grit and determination, I think she will.

  8. If Hilary even tries to run again the Democrats are much dumber than they look and just don’t get it. Outside of California America DOES NOT WANT HER or her family. Get over it, she will be 1000 years old. Are you democrats seriously saying you can win with her? No way!

  9. She should run. She will have many supporters and any Democrats candidate else can not beat her even next time. She is our dream to be OUR PRESIDENT. She will make it next time.

  10. Hillary got it all to win its the Democratic’s that got to start registering African American youth Hispanic youths And Latinos if that start next year there is no way in hell we can’t have 70% of the house and the presidency!