May 23, 2022

Report: Hillary Clinton to give speech at NY Democratic party convention

Sure to spark a new round of rumors about her future political plans is news from CNBC that former first lady and presidential nominee Hillary Clinton will deliver remarks at the New York State Democratic Party Convention next week.

According to insiders familiar with the situation, Clinton will indeed be front and center during a session of the annual gathering set to take place this year at the Times Square Sheraton hotel.

One unnamed source for the revelation told CNBC, “She’s beloved by the mainstream members of the Democratic Party and her popularity is likely higher than that of President Biden,” adding, “[i] t’s good for her because it keeps her relevant, and her appearance is likely meant to galvanize the party and the audience.”

Speculation about Clinton’s speaking engagement was not, however, affirmed yet through official channels, with Chris Melnyczuk, chief of staff to the state Democratic Party’s chairperson saying that the group “reached out to a number of people to speak and, you know, we’re waiting back on confirmation from a number of people. So there are a few things in the works,” as Fox News noted.

When asked directly whether Mrs. Clinton was indeed in the mix of potential speakers, Melnyczuk demurred, saying, “We’ve reached out to a number of folks, we’re not going to say who we’ve reached out to.”

If Clinton does make an appearance at the state party’s convention next week, it would only bolster growing scuttlebutt that the former senator is plotting a political comeback some on the left believe could bail Democrats out of the nightmare scenario in which they have found themselves with Joe Biden and Kamala Harris at the helm.

Earlier this year, Democrat insiders Doug Schoen and Andrew Stein penned a much-discussed op-ed for the Wall Street Journal in which they openly advocated for Mrs. Clinton to step into the fray and save the party from what they fear could be electoral doom.

“She is already in an advantageous position to become the 2024 Democratic nominee,” the pair wrote, adding, “She is an experienced national figure who is younger than Mr. Biden and can offer a different approach from the disorganized and unpopular one the party is currently taking.”

Whether Clinton really is testing the waters in advance of yet another run for the White House, or she is simply seeking the spotlight in an attempt to retain some measure of relevance among members of the party establishment, only time will tell.

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