Hillary Clinton readies for 2024 US presidency as "moderate" choice
According to a former aide to her husband, former President Bill Clinton, Hillary plans to use the "open borders" critique to gather votes.
Veteran political consultant and former aide to President Bill Clinton, Dick Morris, said in a new interview on Sunday that Hillary Clinton is planning to set herself as the "moderate" choice for Democrats by criticizing Biden's administration's "open borders" policy.
As Morris noted that more and more Americans are losing faith in open borders, “I see more and more signs that Hillary’s going to run,” he told John Catsimatidis on his WABC 770 AM radio show.
"These are all signals that she is going to be the moderate candidate for president. She’s going to say after the election, ‘See, the left cost us the House and the Senate. If we stay with a left-wing candidate in 2024, we’re going to lose the White House. I’m the only one who will tack to the center and give us a chance at victory,’" Morris told Catsimatidis.
The former aide added that he was very aware of the strategy she is planning to use as he himself tailored it for Bill Clinton when he won the Democratic nomination in 1992.
“Hillary is just dusting off Bill‘s playbook that I wrote for him and applying it herself this year,” he said.
Last month, Clinton accused Republican Governor Ron DeSantis of engaging in human trafficking over his reckless program of flying migrants from Texas to Martha’s Vineyard.
"So many other Americans — I happen to believe still the majority of Americans — are good-hearted and generous and when people end up on their doorstep in need, they’re going to respond. They’ll feed them and house them and the kids in the AP Spanish class will be let out of high school so they can go and translate. That’s the kind of American spirit that we try to celebrate at the Clinton Global Initiative," she said during her interview on MSNBC on September 16.
"Nobody wants open borders who has any idea of how government and countries work," she added.
Morris told Catsimatidis that fears building up over a 'far-left' candidate are signaling that Democrats will favor Clinton over other runner-ups.
"Once Biden pulls out, the polling will show that the Democrats are leaning toward some crazy radical like [California Gov.] Gavin Newson, [Vermont Sen.] Bernie Sanders. Maybe even AOC [Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez] herself," Morris said.
“That’s going to drive the Democratic Party leaders to go to Hillary and say, ‘Hey look. Please run again. We need you to save us from the crazy left,’” he added.
“Otherwise we’ll have Sanders as our candidate. We’ll lose Congress by a ton. And we’ll get wiped out in the presidential race.”
Clinton previously ran for the presidency in 2008 but lost the nomination to former President Barack Obama. She ran again for the 2016 presidency and lost the election to Donald Trump.
Trump in March had sued Clinton, the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, and several other Democrats alleging “racketeering" a “conspiracy to commit injurious falsehood,” among other claims in a 108-page lawsuit that echoed the long list of grievances he repeatedly aired during his four years in the White House after beating Clinton.
He had sought compensatory and punitive damages, saying he had incurred more than $24m in “defense costs, legal fees, and related expenses."
On September 9, a US judge rejected Trump’s lawsuit saying the lawsuit was not seeking “redress for any legal harm” and that the court was “not the appropriate forum” for the former President’s complaints.
“He is seeking to flaunt a two-hundred-page political manifesto outlining his grievances against those that have opposed him,” Middlebrooks said in his ruling.
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