Opinion: Wait, what? Hillary Clinton might run for mayor of NYC?!?

This … this is … this is just

“Hillary Clinton left open the possibility of running for mayor of New York City this year in a private conversation with a top Democrat, a well-placed source told the Daily News.

“Clinton, who is being pressed by many New York Dems to get back into the game by running for mayor, did not rule out challenging current City Hall occupant Mayor de Blasio in that conversation, the source said.

“Although de Blasio has close ties to the Clintons — having worked at different points in his career for both of them — their relationship frayed during the 2016 White House race, when he initially refused to endorse Hillary’s bid.

“So far, no high-profile Democrat has jumped in to challenge de Blasio, whose term ends at the end of this year.”

"Run for mayor? Why not?"

“Run for mayor? Why not?”

I would like to believe Clinton is merely being polite here and would not subject herself to another high-profile election so soon after her heart-breaking loss to Donald Trump. I would very much like to believe that, if she were to run, it would not be to “get back into the game” — as in, presumably, preparing to make a third run at the White House.

I mean, no one can be that much of a glutton for punishment, can they? No one can be filled with that much blind ambition, right?

Now, I am no fan of de Blasio, and I don’t want to see him on a future Democratic presidential ticket because — having seen in 2016 that anything can happen — I know that, well, anything can happen. But surely, surely, no one in the Democratic Party thinks the right way to rebuild their very thin bench at the moment is to have the old guard go back, win lower-tier seats, and work their way back to the top.

What’s next, Joe Biden primarying Sen. Tom Carper in 2018? Harry Reid running for mayor of Las Vegas?

Actually, given the growth in holograms and the way they’re being used in movies, perhaps Virtual Ted Kennedy could qualify for a challenge to Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker in a couple of years. (Given the questions about her stamina in the presidential race, maybe Clinton would deploy a hologram stand-in for herself in a mayoral election!)

Lord knows the GOP has its problems, but the decimation of Democrats in lower offices during the Obama era presents an exceptional challenge. Going the retread route would be a rather curious way of trying to meet it.

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Weze Faithn Allie
Weze Faithn Allie

they have to stay in gov't job arena....many freewheelin connections to THE American tax dollar......your grand childrenz heritage is her playground...

Barb Rendina
Barb Rendina

I can't believe how stupid the comments are on this posting.

Hapless
Hapless

No doubt New York City is less than bright having elected De-Socialist and will no doubt elect the criminal Clinton because the Democrat machine will throw DeBlasio under the bus as they did Bernie. The only thing better than watching liberals eat their own is seeing a RINO get primaried.

BurroughstonBroch
BurroughstonBroch

NYC votes in cycles. They will keep DeBlasio or someone like him in office because it makes them feel progressive; remember David Dinkins? Then they realize the place has gone to hell and vote for a mayor to clean things up; remember Rudy Giuliani?

HRC would be a let the place go to hell sort of a mayor.

AndyManUSA#45
AndyManUSA#45

And, sure enough, the packers commit suicide.


It's a shame both of these teams can't lose.


pphhhbbbt

AndyManUSA#45
AndyManUSA#45

The midgets have more yards passing, more yards rushing, more time of possession, more sacks but have fewer points on, the only place that matters, the scoreboard. 


Perfect city for hillary to be the mayor of.


pphhhbbt

AndyManUSA#45
AndyManUSA#45

new york midgets.


Our one chance to have an interesting game this weekend and mouthy city goes all punk.


phhbbbt

Bennie Mills
Bennie Mills

Can't blame her for not wanting to stay home with Bill the Pervert!

Bill Shelley
Bill Shelley

Why not? There are far fewer rednecks in NYC than in; the rest of Murica.

Leo Berry
Leo Berry

Roflmao!!!! You must be kidding

Emily Maser
Emily Maser

BULL CRAP SHE IS GOING TO PRISON FIRST WHEN SHE GETS OUT SHE WILL BE TO OLD TO RUN FOR ANYTHING MAYBE IN PRISON SHE CAN RUN FOR SOMETHING

Pat Paine
Pat Paine

Always knew she was an idiot! If she should run for mayor, and win, ya'll get what you deserve.

Dan Schuller
Dan Schuller

Hasn't spent all her "pay-to-play" money?

AndyManUSA#45
AndyManUSA#45

The article, in January 2013, detailed how the Russian atomic energy agency, Rosatom, had taken over a Canadian company with uranium-mining stakes stretching from Central Asia to the American West. The deal made Rosatom one of the world’s largest uranium producers and brought Mr. Putin closer to his goal of controlling much of the global uranium supply chain.



At the heart of the tale are several men, leaders of the Canadian mining industry, who have been major donors to the charitable endeavors of former President Bill Clinton and his family. Members of that group built, financed and eventually sold off to the Russians a company that would become known as Uranium One.



Beyond mines in Kazakhstan that are among the most lucrative in the world, the sale gave the Russians control of one-fifth of all uranium production capacity in the United States. Since uranium is considered a strategic asset, with implications for national security, the deal had to be approved by a committee composed of representatives from a number of United States government agencies. Among the agencies that eventually signed off was the State Department, then headed by Mr. Clinton’s wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton.


Dat^^ didn't seem to bother the liberals much. Why all the shrieking and warmongering now? Let me guess.



http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/24/us/cash-flowed-to-clinton-foundation-as-russians-pressed-for-control-of-uranium-company.html

MarkVV
MarkVV

@AndyManUSA#45 A pathetically incompetent attempt to divert attention from Putin's attacks on the US democracy to help elect Trump.

MarkVV
MarkVV

@Hedley_Lammar No, Kyle is going to reveal the news that something needs to be done about the failing Georgia public schools.

AndyManUSA#45
AndyManUSA#45

@Hedley_Lammar Now I got it figured out, it's document shredding day at the government propaganda bureau, while no one else is around to witness the crime. May as well post a few comments while you dispose of the evidence.

breckenridge
breckenridge

@Hedley_Lammar 

How about a piece proclaiming Ted Cruz's old man was involved in the Kennedy assassination?


On second thought only an idiot would believe such tripe, and Kyle is not an idiot.

Kyle_Wingfield
Kyle_Wingfield moderator

@Hedley_Lammar "In truth, it appears that the chatter about a Clinton candidacy started as a bit of mischief cooked up by right-wing publications like Newsmax and the New York Post, the latter of which published an editorial urging Clinton to run"

Funny, the author doesn't even attempt to cite a source for this claim. And yet you cite his assertion as if it's evidence that the earlier reports (which at least claimed to have anonymous sources) were "fake news."

In truth, as the author might say, his claim that these stories were "cooked up" is undercut by his own conclusion:

"All of which will surely come into play if Clinton gives serious consideration to replacing de Blasio. My guess is that she'll shudder at the thought ..."

He's speculating. Which is fine -- my own guess is also that she won't run. But, contrary to what you wrote, his guess doesn't prove anything about the other stories.


breckenridge
breckenridge

God gave you that tender, juicy beast and the fascists are hell bent on taking it away from you.

Not a real coherent argument, but much better than the "God made Mexico" idiocy from the same poster last week. 

breckenridge
breckenridge

@AndyManUSA#45 @breckenridge 

Well the land that is Mexico has origins that go back 4.5 billion years, when the rest of the earth came about, most likely as a result of collisions with other planets or bodies in the solar system.  That created considerable volcanic activity, and when it finally cooled, what was left was the land mass that is the earth.

As far as Mexico itself, it did not become a country until the early 1800s.

Beverly Borden
Beverly Borden

I think she a glutten for punishment. What shes done is far worse than Martha Steward

MarkVV
MarkVV

To call the recent attacks on Mrs. Clinton on this blog indecent would be a huge understatement.  From the inanity of Kyle’s piece about a rumor regarding the possible plans of Mrs. Clinton to seek another venue for public service, to the venomous screams of the right wing extremists commenting here, they raise the question: What has Mrs. Clinton done since her defeat in the election to deserve it? She congratulated the President-elect, she will attend the inauguration. She expressed some thoughts regarding the causes of her defeat. What is the cause of all that hate?

There is one obvious answer. Although she has been denied the office by the undemocratic system of election, and her campaign suffered the attacks instigated by the Russian government and based on criminal activity, Mrs. Clinton was still the first choice of the voters – by almost 3 million. That is, of course, an unforgivable sin. 

BurroughstonBroch
BurroughstonBroch

Winning the popular vote is irrelevant; winning the Electoral College vote is all that's relevant. The rule has been in place for centuries and HRC knows it.

WJC was elected in 1992 with only 40% of the popular vote and never complained.

AndyManUSA#45
AndyManUSA#45

If you need definitive proof that liberals hate America and everyone living in it, why is Ribeye $16.99 a pound? I can remember, just 8 long pitiful years ago, it was $5.99 a pound. Does cow fart prevention cost eleven dollars a pound? God gave you that tender, juicy beast and the fascists are hell bent on taking it away from you. Have you ever looked at a cow, what other purpose could it possibly serve besides loading up your dinner plate? I'm sure it was destined by evolution to be an adorable little penguin but something must have went horribly awry (global warming?) and now look at it. Just a simply mouth watering species. As far as I'm concerned, the only thing a cow needs, to make it the most perfect animal on Earth, is a knife and a fork.


Job #1 for President Trump, even before repealing obozocare, find out what mindless regulations the fanatics have saddled the ranchers and slaughterhouses with, and remove them. Completely.


Let's Make America Delicious Again.

Hedley_Lammar
Hedley_Lammar

@AndyManUSA#45 Want to know why the price has increased?


Because 8 years ago when Obama took office the Republicans had pretty much destroyed the US economy. They couldn't give the stuff away.


Dont worry. You will have cheaper beef soon enough. If you can afford it.

Hedley_Lammar
Hedley_Lammar

No one can be filled with that much blind ambition, right?


A bit of misogyny there.  

Glenda Elmore
Glenda Elmore

She lives in her own evil world and believes the rest of us care.

Otilia Vargas
Otilia Vargas

Yes she does nobody wants that old hag!!!!! I guess they would have wanted her in the Whitehouse to see what she could steal for them ca n we say sticky fingers!!!!!! Baby killer, murderer LIAR OH AND LIAR LIAR LIAR LIAR HILLARY!!!!!!

breckenridge
breckenridge

 

 "Today’s so-called ‘conservatives’ don’t even know what the word means. They think I’ve turned liberal because I believe a woman has a right to an abortion. That’s a decision that’s up to the pregnant woman, not up to the pope or some do-gooders or the Religious Right. It’s not a conservative issue at all. Senator Barry Goldwater, R- Arizona, 1994


Always good to recall the words of a real conservative, not one of these gutter-filth social conservatives.  They are all fakes conservatives.

jezel
jezel

@breckenridge so right. I hope at some point some where....there can be a discussion of what real liberals and real conservatives are. Until the past several years I considered myself to be conservative.....today I can agree on very little that the GOP stands for.

bu22
bu22

@breckenridge Despite the normal spin, abortion is not a liberal-conservative issue.  There are pro-life liberals and pro-choice conservatives.

Jack Warner
Jack Warner

At least she can try again. The Benghazi victims cant

Stephen Silva
Stephen Silva

The only dedication she has is toward her constant lies and corruption, all proven facts, just look at her records of the past 40+ years of political lies

SB Lindsey
SB Lindsey

psst. over here...this is more fake news...

Don Francis
Don Francis

The jokes on NYC if they elect her!!! Lol!

jezel
jezel

How about a conservative article defending.....trump's tribe....Bannon....alt-right....breitbart.....Flynn....Sessions. ..and putin the new defense attorney.

lvg
lvg

Nice of Kyle to do an Anti-Hillary column to stir up Clinton animus when the Clown-elect's transition and foreign policy is falling apart and the Pence/Ryan partnership attempts to dismantle every entitlement program as well as Medicare and social security..

jezel
jezel

@lvg yea....the article was not good taste and pointless

Norman Gurnee
Norman Gurnee

she can't do that until she get's out of jail then it will be to late after being in jail for 75 years. she will be an old hag then.