Thu Dec 16, 2021 AT 10:44 AM EST
Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has been showing up — at conferences, on streaming services, on Twitter, and now in chatter over whether her party’s problems create an opening for another White House bid. But not everyone is convinced it’s her moment.
Clinton, despite a long-fostered relationship of mutual distrust with the media, has made numerous recent appearances, some stoking more attention than others.
Where Clinton garnered significant recent attention was the release of a clip of her reading the victory speech she had prepared to give on election night in 2016.
On the MasterClass streaming site, Clinton read aloud the victory speech she would have delivered had she defeated Republican nominee Donald Trump. Today previewed the excerpt, paired with an hourlong sit-down with NBC’s Willie Geist.
“There’s no appetite. None. Zero. I love her to death, but no,” a former swing state Democratic Party chair, and Clinton surrogate in 2008, said. “You’ve got to win. Unfortunately, that ship has sailed.”
Numerous former Clinton backers burst out laughing at the prospect of her return to the electoral fray.
“That is hilarious. I mean, I was a Hillary supporter. I continue to be. She’s doing fantastic things. But I think she understands that to move the party forward into something new, [there] needs to be new blood,” said one liberal 2020 campaign operative. Read Full Story