Hillary Clinton’s Potential Next Political Venture Could Be HUGE
It’s time to rejoice, boss babes — particularly if you voted for HRC in 2016. Despite any dreary new rulings that might have you down (namely one that says docs can discriminate against their patients based on their religious preferences, to which IBM had a heartwarming response), Hillary Clinton could very soon have a brand new gig, and it’s one that just might offer a glimmer of hope.
Though it’s been several weeks since Hillary delivered her powerful concession speech (packed with hidden meanings and secret symbols), and nearly a month since her first post-election appearance, that could all change reeeeal soon.
According to The New York Daily News, many Democrats are urging Hillary to run for mayor of New York City once current Mayor Bill de Blasio’s term comes to an end later this year. It sure does seem like an obvious choice, as the former Secretary of State and presidential candidate already has plenty of experience in politics in the New York region. After all, she was a NY senator from 2001 to 2009 and it’s her current home state. Plus, it would be quite the bit of retribution, seeing as Mayor de Blasio initially refused to support Hillary’s run for president.
— The New York Times (@nytimes) January 7, 2017
That being said, it’s far from a sure thing — in fact, many insiders believe it’s a long shot. As one Democrat told the Daily News, hoping Hillary returns to the campaign trail is “political delusion.” Bradley Tusk, the man spearheading the NYC Deserves Better campaign (which is trying to get Mayor de Blasio out), also spoke to the mag, saying: “She won New York City in a landslide last November and she’d win in a landslide again,” but he doesn’t believe she’d be willing to start campaigning and putting in 12-hour days all over again.
We, for one, are going to keep our fingers crossed. After all, anything is possible — just ask the folks of #NoDAPL! And, as The New York Times points out, there might just be one thing that pushes Hillary back out there into the political spotlight: “She’d get to shatter a glass ceiling: New York has not yet had a female mayor.” Yas, queen!
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(h/t Bustle, photos via Bastiaan Slabbers/Getty)