- Hillary Clinton is reportedly considering the launch of a TV show to keep herself in the news.
- The move would position her for a 2020 presidential run, according to an insider.
- She recently offered a toast to friends gathered at her Washington home, affecting an Arnold Schwarzenegger accent and promising: ‘I’ll be back’…
- Clinton doesn’t think Barack Obama will fight enough for liberal priorities, ‘which leaves an opening for her to be the acknowledged leader-in-exile of her party’
Hillary Clinton is considering another run for president – and is mulling the idea of launching a television talk show to soften the ground for 2020.
Clinton would be 73 years old if she were to challenge President Donald Trump – again – and win the White House the next time around.
Launching a TV program now would make her America’s second-oldest female news or talk show host on the small screen, after only Joy Behar of ‘The View.’
Author Ed Klein wrote Wednesday on his blog that according to a Clinton insider, the former secretary of state is open to the idea.
Clinton got plenty of on-air experience during the 2016 campaign, but has never hosted a broadcast program. She is seen during an appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres Show in May, 2016, during her run for president.
‘She thinks being the host of a popular TV show would energize the Democratic Party base and her tens of millions of fans,’ the unnamed source said, according to Klein.
‘It’s a way to make a comeback and position herself for another run at the White House starting in a year or so.’
Clinton, Klein writes, recently told a group of friends gathered at her Washington, D.C. home: ‘I’ll be back’ – and delivered the line in an Arnold Schwarzenegger ‘Terminator’ accent as she raised a glass of wine.
The rumors about what Hillary Clinton will do next have already begun to swirl. First, there was the report that Clinton was contemplating a run for Mayor in New York City.
And now comes a rumor that the former Secretary of State is looking to land a television show, and use that as a potential springboard to a third run at the White House in 2020.
Author Edward Klein, who’s written a number of books highly critical of Clinton, cited an anonymous “close Clinton source” as telling him that the 2016 democratic nominee has her mind set very much on a comeback.
“She’s utterly determined not to fade into the background,” Klein’s source said. “She intends to stay in the limelight and keep fighting the good fight.”
The show would, per Klein’s source, come from a progressive point of view and would ideally feature chats with “world leaders and progressive thinkers.”
“She thinks being the host of a popular TV show would energize the Democratic Party base and her tens of millions of fans,” Klein’s source said. “It’s a way to make a comeback and position herself for another run at the White House starting in a year or so.”
Clinton would have some work to do to appeal to democrats and independents who are, for the moment, not thrilled with the idea of her running again. A USA Today/Suffolk University poll from December said 62 percent of democrats and independents are opposed to Clinton seeking the presidency in 2020.
It would also take more lucrative opportunities off the table, including corporate boards and university chancellorships.
But the Clintons are among the nation’s richest Democratic politicians, reaping hundreds of millions of dollars in speaking fees since Bill Clinton left the White House in 2001.
Source: Daily Mail Online, et al.