hey thought she would continue the fight. But, no, Hillary is done.
No more public office for her, said her close confidant, and President of Center for American Progress, Neera Tanden, while being interviewed by Jake Tapper on CNN. Instead, Tanden was sure that Hillary would continue her work helping women and children but not via a public office.
This news will likely be a disappointment to those Democratic donors and leaders who were hoping Clinton might get involved in New York City’s mayoral race, as the city’s current mayor, Democrat Bill de Blasio, has had low opinion ratings (according to the New York Post, a poll from November of 2016 found only 39 percent of New Yorkers said they want to see de Blasio return for a second term as mayor).
Tanden’s thoughts do mirror, to at least some degree, the ideas that Hillary focused on in her November 2016 talk to the Children’s Defense Fund, an organization she had worked when she was a law student.
As benign as may seem the idea of Hillary spending her “retirement” focusing on helping families and children, when one listens to the words she said during her Children’s Defense Fund speech, she sounds far less like a kindly old lady, and far more like a burr under President-elect Trump’s saddle:
“I believe the measure of any society is how we treat our children, and as we move forward into a new and in many ways uncertain future, that must be the test for America and ourselves. No child should be afraid to go to school because they’re Latino, or African-American, or Muslim, or because they have a disability.”
Oh, was that a dig at Donald Trump? Kind of sounds like it.
Of course, this isn’t to imply that Trump can’t handle Hillary. Clearly, he handled her quite well in the presidential election. But some, such as the author of a recent article on www.inquisitr.com, feel that having Hillary as mayor of Trump’s home town would be “interesting:”
“New York is Donald Trump’s hometown, and with Melania and his son, Baron, living in Trump Tower instead of the White House, Trump will be in New York fairly frequently. With Hillary Clinton as mayor of New York City, it could make for some very interesting butting of political heads in the years to follow.”
Honestly, Trump doesn’t need to be butting heads with Hillary. He needs to stay focused, as he is doing, on making America great again.
Hillary, you’ve done enough. Please, just fade away into history and hope to heck that Trump doesn’t decide to prosecute you once he becomes president.