Senior Democrats want Hillary Clinton to run for Mayor of NYC
Since her loss to Donald Trump last year many people have been wondering what Hillary Clinton will do next and the latest rumor is that she’ll run to be New York City Mayor. Rumors intensified last week after a story by Newsmax that claimed that Democrats unhappy with the current Mayor Bill de Blasio were pressuring Hillary to run. She doesn’t currently live in the city but that wouldn’t be a problem as long as she moves there by the election on November 7th. The rumors that she would run intensified last week after a story by Newsmax that claimed that Democrats unhappy with the current Mayor were pressuring Hillary to run.
It’s seems unlikely though that she’d run. While The Mayor of New York City is an important role it could be seen by many as a step down from Nominee of a major political party. Douglas Muzzio, a political scientist, said, “fuhgeddaboudit.” and Neera Tanden, who is close to the former Secretary of State said that she didn’t expect Clinton to run for elected office again and that she wanted to help children and families in her next role.
Hillary Clinton would likely win though, if she ran — The current Mayor is unpopular among many New Yorkers, unlike Hillary, who won 79% of the vote in Brooklyn and 75% in Queens in The General Election. And, she has more resources — fundraisers, donors, campaigners etc. — that Bill de Blasio does.
On Friday, the campaign to get her to run, stepped up a gear when the right-wing New York Post — who supported her opponent in The November Election — endorsed her for the role. Saying that, “For what it’s worth, Secretary Clinton, we’d love to see you run for mayor. New York City needs you.” They later said, “she’d be dead-center in the city’s Democratic majority. Progressive, but not obsessed with proving it — nor with trying to use the mayoralty to become a national leader. Passionate for social justice, but not an ideologue who’ll stick by homeless or affordable-housing policies that are clearly failing.”
It’s still unlikely that she’ll run but The Clinton Campaign won’t deny the rumors, meaning that it’s still possible, and if there’s anything we should have learnt from the last year in politics it’s that anything can happen.