Hillary and Bill Clinton are plotting their political comeback
Former First Lady and her husband Bill Clinton are believed to be looking for a way back to enter the political fray, according to sources who have spoken directly to the pair and nearly two dozen other Democrats who are reluctant to go on record.
Mack McLarty, Bill Clinton’s first chief-of-staff, said: “Despite the grave disappointment, resilience is in the Clintons’ DNA. So, while I certainly don’t expect to see them trying to assert their authority, I think there will be natural and welcome opportunities for them to engage."
Hillary is believed to be eyeing a return to the political world sometimes in spring, yet is expected to take on non-partisan causes, such as writing and pushing specific policy initiatives.
The humiliating defeat to Trump is expected to see the Clintons withdraw from front-line politics in favour of supporting other Democratic allies.
Among one of the key priorities for the Clintons is to groom the next generation of political leaders instead of running for public office again, according to Politico.
Hillary and Bill Clinton attended Donald Trump's inauguration
Many of the people who are involved in the political world got their starts in the Clinton world
Party leaders believe the Clintons could return as early as the gubernatorial elections in New Jersey and Virginia, which will take place in November this year, to help fundraise or help Democrats campaign.
Skip Rutherford, a founding member of the Clinton foundation, said: “I would be surprised [to see Bill Clinton step away from politics] only because he has so many friends who are still involved, who he’s worked with for so many years.
"Many of the people who are involved in the political world got their starts in the Clinton world, so there’s a whole base of people who are connected to both Clintons.
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US President-elect Donald Trump and his wife Melania leave St. John's Episcopal Church on January 20, 2017, before Trump's inauguration.
“If someone they knew was running for the Senate or the Statehouse or City Hall, it would be out of character for them not to be supportive.”
Hillary Clinton has also been conducting a private post mortem with her aides in an attempt to come to terms with her devastating loss.
Her former campaign manager Robby Mook has been roped in to examine polling errors and look at data as to why she underperformed with certain demographics.
Hillary Clinton lost the US Presidential election to Donald Trump
A close friend of Hillary Clinton in Washington said: “She understands that a forensic exam of the campaign is necessary, not only for her, but for the party and other electeds, and for the investors in the campaign.
“People want to know that their investment was treated with respect, but that their mistakes wouldn’t be repeated."