As you may have heard, 2016 wasn’t particularly kind to former secretary of state and private server enthusiast Hillary Clinton.
Clinton lost the White House to Donald Trump, which is a bit like losing a game of darts to Stevie Wonder.
But is Hillary just sitting around licking her wounds and cursing the day she learned the word “deplorable”?
Well, there’s probably a little of that going on, but HRC is also planning her political future, dammit!
According to TMZ, Hillary is considering a run for mayor of New York City.
Nothing is definite yet, and Clinton’s team is reportedly only in the early stages of gauging voter and party interest, but it’s a move that would make sense considering Hillary’s ambition and ties to the Empire State.
Following her tenure as first lady, Clinton served as junior US senator from New York from 2001 to 2009.
At the time, some derided Hillary as an opportunistic carpetbagger, but these days, residents of the five boroughs might rush to embrace Clinton, if only to send a massive middle finger to Manhattan’s least-favorite son, the Donald.
Clinton would be going toe-to-toe with fellow Democrat Bill de Blasio, who won the 2013 election in a landslide, and whose first term in office comes to a close at the end of this year.
News of Clinton’s candidacy was first leaked by Gristedes Foods CEO John Catsimatidis, who was reportedly considering his own run for office, before Hillary contemplated throwing her hat in the ring:
“I spoke to her about it, but she didn’t indicate or signal to me [whether she would run],” Catsimatidis told The New York Post.
“She didn’t say never, she didn’t say no. In my personal opinion, it’s 50-50.”
Interestingly, Anthony Weiner, husband of Clinton’s top aide Huma Abedin, was 2013’s most high-profile candidate, but his campaign was disrupted by a second Weiner sex scandal.
Three years later, allegations that Weiner sexted a teenage girl threw Clinton’s presidential campaign into disarray at a crucial juncture.
So in a way, there would be a certain degree of poetic justice in Clinton winning a spot in Gracie Manor.
Sure, it’s a far cry from the White House, but as consolation prizes go, Hillary could do a lot worse than the Big Apple.