Despite her surprising defeat in this year's elections, former secretary of state Hillary Clinton may take another run at the Oval Office next election cycle in 2020.
This information comes from long time White House press corps and Clinton aficionado Ron Fournier, as he posted this on his Twitter account earlier today.
Raising doubts about legitimacy of election, even w/out overturning result, is part of Clinton's plans to keep her options open for 2020— Ron Fournier (@Ron Fournier) 1480330269.0
When asked where he had received this information, Fournier responded by informing his followers that it comes from people close to her.
@that76spirit @matthewjdowd sources close to her. You read it here first.— Ron Fournier (@Ron Fournier) 1480334373.0
But the question is if Hillary Clinton does intend to run in 2020, will she have the same support she had in 2016? It should be noted that many of the problems that followed Clinton around during her campaign will not suddenly disappear in a few years. Running interference for her was a full time job for the DNC, and even then she wasn't able to beat President-elect Donald Trump. Trump himself consistently polled as more unpopular than Clinton, and she still lost her bid for the White House for the second time.
However, some would disagree. Streiff at RedState believes that another Clinton run is fully plausible.
...you can never go wrong by betting on Bill or Hillary Clinton to engage in craven opportunism. Third, the DNC is owned and operated by the Clintons. It is staffed by Clinton loyalists. It floats on cash raised by the Clinton fundraising apparatus. As we saw this year, if Hillary Clinton decides to put in her dentures, pull on her Depends, and make another White House run in 2020, no one in the DNC is going to stand in her way.
The DNC may be willing, but will the voters? There was much to be desired in the way of Clinton as a candidate for many, and for a time, many would be Democratic voters were migrating to 3rd party options such as Gary Johnson. This especially after the leaked emails revealed the DNC had colluded to put Clinton at the top above Bernie Sanders by undermining his campaign from within. At this point, Clinton might be damaged goods. A 2020 run would be a fundraising quest at best.