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Bring It On Hillary

The New York Post’s star political reporter Michael Goodwin has begun to float the idea that Hillary Clinton is gearing up for a rematch with President Trump, noting that five times in the last month alone, Clinton sent e-mails touting her super PAC's role in combating the President and his agenda.

Most of the emails seized upon headline-of-the-day type events, such as illegal alien children being separated from those who illegally brought them across the border reports the Post’s Goodwin.

Hillary ClintonGoodwin says under the message line, “horrific,” she wrote June 18: “This is a moral and humanitarian crisis. Everyone of us who has ever held a child in their arms, and every human being with a sense of compassion and decency should be outraged.” She said she warned about Trump’s immigration policies during the 2016 campaign.

Three days later, reported Goodwin, she was back again, saying that her group, Onward Together, raised $1 million and would split it among organizations working to change border policy, including the American Civil Liberties Union and a gaggle of immigrant, refugee, Latino and women’s groups.

Goodwin notes the day after Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement, Clinton introduced a newly minted resistance partner. Called Demand Justice, it promises to protect “reproductive rights, voting rights and access to health care” by keeping Senate Democrats united in opposing any conservative Trump nominee.

The instant, in-house nature of Demand Justice was reflected by the name of its executive director: Brian Fallon, Clinton’s campaign press secretary observed Mr. Goodwin.

In truth, says Goodwin, Fallon’s role doesn’t tell us something we didn’t know. Onward Together, formed in May of 2017, is a Clinton 2020 campaign vehicle in waiting.

Its homepage says the group “is dedicated to advancing the vision that earned nearly 66 million votes in the last election.”

Advancing the vision? More like advancing the candidate who collected those votes despite not having a vision.

Goodwin’s analysis that there is a growing Hillary in waiting campaign makes a lot of sense given the state of the Democratic Party.

There's no clear front-runner for the Democratic nomination 18 months into Trump's presidency and Clinton remains the closest thing to an incumbent. She's also got numerous advantages to give her a head start, including name recognition and campaign experience.

Second, a crowded, diverse field diminishes the chances of anyone defeating her. In 2016, Trump outlasted 16 Republican rivals by having a committed core of supporters that grew as the field shrunk.

Third, looking ahead to the 2020 primaries, Clinton has no reason to fear the favorite daughters and sons in key blue states. She would almost certainly beat Harris in California, Booker in New Jersey and Gov. Andrew Cuomo in New York Goodwin prognosticates.

Fourth, money is not an issue. Some donors will resist Clinton at first, but any Democratic nominee can count on all the money in the world to run against Trump.

However, as much as Hillary Clinton may want a rematch, Democrats may not be ready for Hillary Version 3.0.

In a recent editorial trashing President Trump and calling for Democrats to nominate a woman to run against him in 2020, Steve Chapman, a member of the Chicago Tribune Editorial Board, wrote, “Trump won partly because of complacency among those who expected victory to go to Hillary Clinton, who was so familiar and flawed that she defused enthusiasm even among members of her own sex.”

With more than two years to go before the next presidential election, former Vice President Joe Biden is the early favorite to represent the Democrats and try to unseat President Donald Trump in the 2020 election, according to a new Harvard CAPS/Harris June poll that was reported by The Hill.

Former Vice President Joe Biden was the choice of 32 percent of Democrats, Hillary Clinton came in second with 18 percent and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., was third with 16 percent.

Gannett’s William Cummings reports among other Democrats included in the poll, The Hill reported that Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., got 6 percent, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg got 3 percent, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., got 2 percent, while Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo each got 1 percent.

Another 12 percent of respondents said their preferred candidate was not among the names listed.

That the guy who didn’t run in 2016 is beating Hillary almost two to one says a lot about the lack of enthusiasm grassroots Democrats have for another Hillary Clinton campaign, but that won’t dissuade Clinton or her Feminazi core supporters from trying to force her down the throats of Democratic voters.

As for Trump voters, the consensus is: Hillary 2020? Bring it on!

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