she just won’t go away. The monster always comes back after you think it is finally dead, at least in the movies. But I think that she won’t be able to run again. She is entirely likely to be dead by by 2020, or at least so feeble that running would be just too much for her.
She will just have no current record by that time. And if she becomes mayor of NYC, ALL her actions there become fodder for the general election. So she has to run a HUGE city and be responsible for any bad outcomes. And it is a tough job, and I don’t think she is up to it. Democrats don’t exclusively control the media anymore, and there would be plenty of unflattering coverage by alternative media. So will she run? Uh, no. It would be WAAAAY too much effort for her, regardless of her strong desire (bordering on mania). The Presidency is her white whale.
Trump is older, too, but Mike Pence is a solid replacement. Very solid.
But there is another issue. I think the country has moved on, and Hillary certainly hasn’t. Nothing says, “Progressive” like running a 73-year-old has-been from the 90s! Is the Democrat Party really so weak and bereft of new ideas that they would run Hillary? REALLY? Talk about backward-looking! That would be the Left admitting that they got nothing but a pair of 3s. Running Hillary again would be admitting you were just bluffing and then folding before the call.
No, they need someone to step up. And someone will. Sure, the bench is a bit sparse, but there is no shortage of Democrats with Presidential ambitions. Al Franken will do it. Trust me, someone will step up. And if Democrats are wise it won’t be some old turd like Hillary Clinton or Elizabeth Warren.