Carmine Sabia| OPINION| 3/10/20 – ICYMI – Hillary Clinton is not playing around when it comes to the 2020 presidential election and her disdain for one of the Democrat candidates, namely Sen. Bernie Sanders.
The former secretary of state has still not gotten over how she says the Vermont senator and his supporters treated her in 2016.
But it looks like she also has not gotten over her own defeat to President Donald Trump in 2016, which is why it looks like she could be planning her own coronation.
WATCH: Hillary Clinton refuses to endorse Joe Biden, after saying that Bernie Sanders isn't the "strongest nominee against Donald Trump."
CNN's Fareed Zakaria quickly points out that there isn't anybody left in the Democrat's primary. pic.twitter.com/JgTXJVXTc9
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If neither Biden nor Sanders get the party’s nomination by acquiring the needed delegates before the Democrat convention she could emerge as the candidate.
With Sanders not being a Democrat and Biden’s cognitive abilities in question the party might not feel comfortable nominating either and could see Clinton as their backup plan.
This might seem like a wild idea and it is a reach, but does Clinton see it that way? Consider what she said to CNN host Fareed Zakaria on Sunday.
“I’m not endorsing,” she said before she again laced into Sanders and his supporters and said Biden had the better chance of winning.
“I think what Joe’s victories on Super Tuesday showed is that he is building the kind of coalition that I had basically,” she said.
“It’s a broad-based coalition. I finished, you know, most of the work I needed to do for the nomination on Super Tuesday, and then it kind of lingered on, and I think Joe is on track to doing exactly the same thing: putting together a coalition of voters who are energized,” she said.
She mentions that Biden is doing things like she did, so she should endorse him as other establishment Democrats did, but she declines to.
She took on Sanders and his supporters saying that they should back Biden if he gets the nomination but, again did not endorse the former vice president.
“I hope so because his failure and the behavior of a lot of his top aides, and certainly many of his supporters — up to the convention, at the convention, and even up to Election Day was not helpful,“ she said of the 2016 race,” she said.
“I had thought we would unify, that’s what we’d always done before and that’s what I expected. I certainly tried to do that when I ran against Barack Obama and worked very hard for him,” she said.
Her disdain for Sanders is apparent and it is unlikely she would do a ton of work, if any, to get him elected if he won the general.
Then there is no good reason, considering what she has said, that she would not endorse Biden, unless she has a plan B and that plan B is her.
UPDATED: The DNC Communications Director stated:
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