That said — and, yes, there is a “that said” here — Clinton has said several things publicly of late that give me some pause.
In response to a President Donald Trump tweet Wednesday urging Clinton to enter the race, the former Secretary of State responded: “Don’t tempt me. Do your job.”
Then in an interview with PBS’ Judy Woodruff, Clinton said this in response to a question about Trump’s urging her to run again: “So maybe there does need to be a re-match. I mean, obviously I can beat him again.” (Woodruff noted via Twitter that Clinton added that she was joking.)
Those comments come just a few weeks after Clinton drew tons of media attention by referring to Trump as a “corrupt human tornado” in an interview with CBS. In that same interview, she said this of the 2016 and 2020 campaigns: “I believe that, look there were many funny things that happened in my election that will not happen again. And I’m hoping that both the public and press understand the way Trump plays the game.”