Hillary Clinton reveals she'd still 'like' to be president of the United States
In the run-up to the 2016 election, a vast proportion of the media seemed certain that Hillary Clinton would win the ballot and secure her position as President of the United States. Unfortunately, they were only half right. While Clinton won the popular vote by almost three million, she lost to Donald Trump overall thanks to the archaic electoral college system.
But that might not be where her story ends.
On Friday of last week, Clinton gave an interview in which she hinted that she might want to take another shot at becoming the first female president.
When asked if she wanted to run again, the former First Lady said, "No, no," but quickly backtracked by saying, "Well, I'd like to be president."
Even if she does not run (or win), however, the former candidate has made it clear that she is determined to see a Democrat take the role in the 2020 election.
"I think, hopefully, when we have a Democrat in the Oval Office in January of 2021, there's going to be so much work to be done. I mean we have confused everybody in the world, including ourselves," she said.
"We have confused our friends and our enemies. They have no idea what the United States stands for, what we're likely to do, what we think is important, so the work would be work that I feel very well prepared for having been at the Senate for eight years, having been a diplomat in the State department, and it's just going to be a lot of heavy lifting."
Clinton then said that she would think more seriously about the next general election after seeing the results of the imminent midterms.
"I'm not even going to even think about it until we get through this November 6 election about what's going to happen after that," she said. "But I'm going to everything in my power to make sure we have a Democrat in the White House come January of 2021."
Earlier this month, Philippe Reines - one of Clinton's former advisors - also alluded to the fact that she might run, saying that the chance was "highly unlikely" but "not zero".
He then went on to postulate what might be stopping her from putting her name forward, and pointed out that - compared to other candidates - she should be a fairly safe option.
"She's younger than Donald Trump by a year," he said. "She's younger than Joe Biden by four years. Is it that she's run before? This would be Bernie Sanders' second time, and Biden's third time. Is it lack of support? She had 65 million people vote for her."
So, if Trump decides to run for a second term (which he almost certainly will, given the fact that he has been holding rallies pretty much since the day he assumed office), we could see him and Clinton go head-to-head once more. Perhaps, this time around, the electorate will be wiser to Trump's dubious claims, and take to the polls in order to create positive change - no matter who the Democrat candidate turns out to be.