Hillary Clinton is on the comeback trail. She’s officially out of the woods, running second in polls regarding 2020 Democrat contenders and is even portraying herself as a woman of the people by flying commercial transportation (a short trip on Delta which seemed to have a conspicuous number of media figures present at the airport and on the flight).
All of these facts ought to be great news for conservatives. Please, let’s have a 2020 rematch, except one where Hillary won’t have a two-to-one advantage in campaign funds, one where Trump has already proven himself as a reliable conservative and one where the Democrats continue to drift further and further to the left without any real evidence that’s where the electorate is going.
Perhaps the recent trip on Delta was darkly apropos one, since one trivia Twitter account decided to post a surprising fact about your chances of becoming the president of this great country.
“You are ten times more likely to die in a plane crash than you are to become President of the United States,” the account posted on Saturday.
You are ten times more likely to die in a plane crash than you are to become President of the United States.
— Facts In Your Face (@FactsInYourFace) July 8, 2018
James Woods, of course, couldn’t help but noting the irony.
Make that 100 to one if you are a drunken, lying hag… https://t.co/alNO4TMPNp
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) July 8, 2018
Hrm. Who could it be? I don’t think it’s Martha from “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” Then again, it certainly sounds like someone who might be experiencing the same marital issues she was…
By the way, rumors of Hillary’s boozing aren’t exactly idle speculation. One of the trove WikiLeaks emails instructs John Podesta to “sober her up some,” which could have been a joke.
Less jokey was New York Times writer Amy Chozick’s appraisal of the situation in February 2015 during an appearance on ABC News.
“She likes to drink,” Chozick said. “We were on the campaign trail in 2008 and the press thought she was just taking shots to pander to voters in Pennsylvania. Um, no.”
Chozick had later tweeted that Clinton wanted her campaign plane to take off immediately “so we can have some drinks served.”
"We need to take off so we can have some drinks served," Hillary says on her campaign plane https://t.co/XrZsEHOXwb
— Amy Chozick (@amychozick) October 10, 2016
The other part of the tweet, I suppose, is up to you when it comes to its veracity. Consider, however, that Clinton remains unpopular with America as a whole even after winning the popular vote. Compare this with Al Gore, who took on a kind of sainted status after his loss to George W. Bush in 2000 under similar circumstances. And while the left may have hated Dubya, that has nothing on their untamed vitriol toward Donald Trump.
Plenty of politicians have rehabilitated themselves after major losses. Richard Nixon got the presidency (and then lost it). Al Gore got a Nobel. Ted Kennedy went from Chappaquiddick to an unsuccessful presidential run to a run of lost years where Gore Vidal noted he had “all the charm of three hundred pounds of condemned veal” to being an elder statesman for the Democrats. However, given Hillary’s performance after 2016 so far, I’d say she’s not exactly heading that direction.
In short, unless you’re flying Qantas (they never crash, after all — at least according to “Rain Man”), I’d say those 100-to-1 odds that Woods is giving her are very generous. Best of luck, Hillary. As for James Woods — spot on, sir.
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