William Katz:  Urgent Agenda








RE-RUN – OVERNIGHT:  We've noted Hillary Clinton's sudden activity before, but it's getting more and more obvious that she wants another shot at the presidency.  She may just get it.  She has powerful friends, and there's a sense that there's really no one else.  From Fox: 

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is slated to speak at the New York State Democratic Convention next week, according to sources who spoke to CNBC.

"She’s beloved by the mainstream members of the Democratic Party and her popularity is likely higher than that of President Biden," a person familiar with the arrangement told the outlet. "It’s good for her because it keeps her relevant, and her appearance is likely meant to galvanize the party and the audience."

Chris Melnyczuk, who is chief of staff to New York State Democratic Party chair Jay Jacobs, said the party "reached out to a number of people to speak and, you know, we’re waiting back on confirmation from a number of people. So there are a few things in the works."

"We’ve reached out to a number of folks, we’re not going to say who we’ve reached out to," he added regarding whether Clinton had been invited.

Clinton's rumored appearance comes amid speculation that the former New York senator could try for a political comeback amid plummeting poll numbers for President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.

Clinton has said she will not run for political office again, though two of her former allies recently published an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal describing "a perfect storm in the Democratic Party" that could prepare the way for Clinton to take another stab at the presidency.

According to the results of a Fox News survey released in January, more voters say they would back someone else over Biden in 2024 than ever said the same about former Presidents Obama and Trump.

COMMENT:  If the poll numbers go in the right direction, Hillary will run.  And Trump may run.  I can't think of another Democrat who could, right now, beat Hillary for the party nomination.  Tells you something about the Democratic Party, doesn't it?

Could Hillary win?  In 1968 the Republicans asked, "Can Nixon win?"   He did win, only to be brought down by Watergate after winning re-election in 1972.  No one can accurately predict if Clinton can bring home the prize next time.  But who else have they got?  Tom Brady isn't interested.

February 10,  2022