Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential run will probably go down in history as one of the most anti-climactic blunders in American political history, but her electoral incompetence won’t stop her from taking an active interest in next year’s presidential race. While Democrats are no doubt grateful that HRC has declined to throw her hat into the ring one last time, at least one candidate apparently thinks the former secretary of state has something of worth to offer. Elizabeth Warren is reportedly taking advice from Hillary as she vies for the Democratic nomination – no word on whether or not that advice is related to the quick and thorough destruction of public emails, however.
According to NBC News, Clinton has been in regular contact with the Massachusetts senator since Warren launched her presidential bid back in February.
It’s hard to know exactly how many times they’ve reached out to each other — or precisely what they’ve discussed — in part because neither camp wants to reveal much of anything about their interaction and in part because they have each other’s phone numbers, and there are many ways for two high-powered politicians to communicate that don’t involve their staffs.
One source was aware of just one additional call between Warren and Clinton since then. But a person who is close to Clinton said the contact has been substantial enough to merit attention, describing a conversation between the two as seemingly recent because it was “front of mind” for her.
Warren famously refused to run against Hillary in the 2016 primaries, and she was a prominent surrogate for Clinton as the race headed into the final stretches.
One Democratic strategist told NBC that Hillary has been “impressed” with Pocahontas’s campaign thus far.
“She has applauded her about being serious and disciplined and loves that she is sticking to her guns,” the strategist said.
Well, the main thing we got out of Clinton’s 2016 campaign message was that it was time for America to elect a female president. Oh, and Trump is bad. So we suppose that if Warren wants advice along those lines, Hillary Clinton is indeed the women to turn to. Clinton has also proven to be a masterful creator of excuses, so if Warren fails to grab either the nomination or the presidency, we’re sure HRC will be right there to help her cast blame on everyone from James Comey to the Russians to the sexist American electorate.
As for actually advising Warren on the best way to defeat President Trump, though? Not too sure Clinton has much to offer…