It appears that Hillary is running again.
Hillary Clinton took the stage at a diversity conference in San Francisco on Tuesday, making her most political comments since losing the 2016 presidential election.
Such as: "There is no place I'd rather be than here with you, other than the White House."
In humor there is truth, of course, and the presidential bug is a lifetime condition.
Her age as a factor? She's one year younger than Trump, and in January 2021, at the age of 73, she'll still be one year younger than Trump — whose approval rating by then, should he survive impeachment or his own party's tarring and feathering, should be in the single digits. At any rate, no, age would be an improbable adversity, given that her likely opponent would be even older.
Her likely opponents in the Democratic primaries? There's the real fun of imagination: Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, Deval Patrick, Chris Murphy perhaps — the latter two, I am particularly intrigued by. The "perhaps" applies to them all, since Hillary would almost certainly retain the party's establishment support (fortunate for Mrs. Clinton is that Tom Perez is DNC chair). And that, as Sen. Sanders learned, is a hard thing to buck.
Though intrigued by Patrick and Murphy, I'd be just (nearly?) as content with Hillary as the nominee. For if listless Democrats in only a handful of states had bothered to vote in 2016, she would, in 2020, be more than the nominee; she'd be the incumbent running for reelection — and America wouldn't be under its present threat, and Trump, still in private business, would merely be swindling someone, somewhere, somehow.
We'll know that Hillary is running again when she starts taking the stage at diversity conferences in Des Moines.