A Bitter Defeat, A Lost Dream
People are already asking if Hillary Clinton will run for president in 2020. Her dream has been to be president of the United States In four years Clinton will be 73-years-old. That still makes her a year younger than her rival, Bernie Sanders, who, at 74, fought a strong battle during the primary races. No one can rule out this possibility, after all, she has wanted to be president for many years.
When conceding to President-elect Donald Trump, she admitted that her election defeat will be painful for a long time. However, if Clinton has ever proved anything it is that she is a strong woman and a fighter to the end. While this might slow her future for a few weeks (not months, not years), she will once again remain in national news and she will continue to contribute to bettering the U.S.
After her loss this week she once again showed her strength and determination. She called on her supporters to keep fighting for a “better, stronger fairer” America. She said, “Our constitutional democracy demands our participation, not just every four years, but all the time. So let’s do all we can to keep advancing the causes and values we hold dear.” Clinton has already offered to work with Trump. She said, “We owe him an open mind and the chance to lead.”
One thing is for sure, Hillary will not just sit around doing nothing. She is a valued speaker. She is a spokeswoman for the Democratic party. She has the family foundation she can help grow. She might write another book. Most likely she is also looking forward to spending more time with her two grandchildren. Her supporters should not be concerned as Hillary will create a new life for herself.