Failed 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has cleared the record: She has no intentions to run for president again in 2024.
The Democrat, who ran and lost to former President Donald Trump in the 2016 election, said she would not be throwing her hat into the ring in what would be a possible rematch with Trump.
Clinton laughed off questions about whether she’d run on a recent appearance on MSNBC, saying:
“No, no, but I am certainly going to be active in supporting women running for office and other candidates who I think should be re-elected or elected — both women and men.”
Hillary sat out the 2020 primary, which eventually went to current President Joe Biden. Many in the Democratic Party were hoping that she would decide to run again in 2024, as they seem discontent with Biden’s performance thus far and the other potential alternatives should Biden decide not to run for re-election.
Clinton lost the 2016 presidential election by a count of 304 to 227 electoral votes. She did, however, win the popular vote.
Some people within the Democratic Party are very concerned about Biden’s approval ratings and how he might fare in a rematch against Trump in 2024. Still, the president’s approval ratings are currently about 1.5% higher than Trump’s were at this point into his presidency.
A telling sign about how Biden could fare in 2024 might come down following the 2022 midterm elections. Many are predicting that a red wave would be a predictor of more bad things to come for Biden and Democrats in the 2024 presidential race.
That has many liberals searching for alternatives to Biden who could potentially resurrect the party’s chances at the polls. Enter Clinton, who has remained involved in politics despite not holding office for the last six years.
Even though she won’t be running for president, Clinton said she’d remain involved in getting out the word for the Democrats. She explained:
“There’s a big debate going on … about the future of democracy, of economic opportunity, of climate change, of health and other important issues, so I will stay active in all of those debates.”
Clinton has remained in the public light since leaving public office. In the last year, she has ramped up the rhetoric on her positions on major issues, and has even gone out of her way to criticize the Biden administration’s performance. That led many to believe she was starting to set the groundwork for another run at the White.
Apparently, though, that won’t be happening.
She made the comments about not running for president in 2024 while she was in Abu Dhabi to receive a lifetime achievement award as part of the Forbes 30/50 Summit.
While speaking there, she railed against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, saying it was “heartbreaking” that Russian President Vladimir Putin was waging war because of “his own insecurities, his own resentments and grievances against the people of Ukraine.”