Hillary Clinton may smell blood in the water with the Democrat Party and some people believe she is eyeing a possible campaign for president.
With inflation the highest it has been in four decades and the disastrous approval ratings of both President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris she could be in line as the heir apparent.
And now she has a major speech planned for the New York State Democratic Convention next week, CNBC reported.
Clinton, who previously represented New York in the U.S. Senate, is likely to take the stage in front of party leaders at the Sheraton Hotel in Times Square, these people said.
The development comes as Clinton, who also was secretary of State during the first half of President Barack Obama’s administration, works to maintain relevance in a party that could be headed for defeat in this year’s midterm elections.
It may also stoke speculation about a potential new Clinton bid for elected office. Two of her allies last month had an op-ed published in The Wall Street Journal suggesting Clinton could run for president in 2024 as President Joe Biden’s approval ratings have fallen dramatically. Clinton has said she would not run for president again after her loss to Donald Trump in 2016.
But she could be rethinking that idea as she may be the only chance the Democrats have of keeping the White House in 2024.
“She’s beloved by the mainstream members of the Democratic Party and her popularity is likely higher than that of President Biden. It’s good for her because it keeps her relevant and her appearance is likely meant to galvanize the party and the audience,” one of the sources said.
Chris Melnyczuk, the chief of staff for the chair of the New York State Democratic Party chair Jay Jacobs, did not deny that the former Secretary of State would be speaking at the event.
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