Hillary and Bill Clinton Want Back in Politics

Hillary and Bill Clinton Want BACK In Politics After ‘Low Ratings’ In FX’s Impeachment Series And ‘Don’t Want To Be Outcasts Anymore’

  • Bill and Hillary Clinton feel a chance to get back into the political fray as Democrats enter a devastating midterm this fall
  • Politico Playbook reported Friday that the power couple believe their centrist, deal-making form of politics could be beneficial
  • They also believe the public has abandoned former President Bill Clinton’s scandalous past
  • Playbook pointed out that the ratings for FX’s Impeachment: American Crime Story – produced by Monica Lewinsky – were surprisingly low
  • The Clintons, said one bundler, “don’t want to be outcasts anymore,” instead they want to be seen as a “net positive, not a net negative”



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Bill and Hillary Clinton feel an opportunity to get back into the political fray as Democrats head into a devastating midterm term this fall.

Politico Playbook reported On Friday, the power couple believe their centrist, deal-making politics could be beneficial as party members have tripped President Joe Biden’s agenda.

They also believe that the public has abandoned former President Bill Clinton’s scandalous past as the ratings for FX’s Impeachment: American Crime Story – produced by Monica Lewinsky – were surprisingly low, said Playbook.

The Clintons, a bundler told Playbook, “don’t want to be outcasts anymore.”

“It’s less about being kingmakers and more about being relevant and people see them as a net positive, not a net negative,” the source said.

Former President Bill Clinton (left) and former Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton (right) feel a chance to get back into the political fray as Democrats look set for a devastating midterm term this fall

Former President Bill Clinton (left) and former Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton (right) feel a chance to get back into the political fray as Democrats look set for a devastating midterm term this fall

The Clintons believe the public may have moved on to former President Bill Clinton's scandalous past, as ratings for FX's Impeachment: American Crime Story were low.  In the series, Clive Owen (left) plays Bill Clinton and Beanie Feldstein (right) plays Monica Lewinsky

The Clintons believe the public may have moved on to former President Bill Clinton's scandalous past, as ratings for FX's Impeachment: American Crime Story were low.  In the series, Clive Owen (left) plays Bill Clinton and Beanie Feldstein (right) plays Monica Lewinsky

The Clintons believe the public may have moved on to former President Bill Clinton’s scandalous past, as ratings for FX’s Impeachment: American Crime Story were low. In the series, Clive Owen (left) plays Bill Clinton and Beanie Feldstein (right) plays Monica Lewinsky

Another source described their need to be involved in politics as a “perpetual itch that will never go away.”

“They know how to get back in slowly,” the source said. “The Clintons want to reset the board in their favor and then move the pieces.”

Bill Clinton was among the high-profile Democrats who tried to convince moderate West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin to support filibuster reforms.

The ex-president relishes this opportunity, Playbook said, and has also been in touch with Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, another difficult voice.

“I don’t know her, but I like her,” Clinton said after his call with the Arizona legislature.

Sinema joined the United States House of Representatives in 2013, 13 years after Bill Clinton left the White House.

Bill Clinton also forced Biden to bail out his Build Back Better account, which was derailed by Manchin before Christmas.

He said Biden could do this by focusing on a few items in the bill that Manchin wants.

‘I said to Joe, ‘Break it up, pick one or two’ [pieces] you can swallow and then run on the rest,” Clinton said of the call, a source familiar with the conversation told Playbook.

Another way the Clintons could increase their influence is by reviving the Clinton Global Initiative, the star-studded annual policy conference held each fall in conjunction with the United Nations General Assembly.

Due to concerns about conflicts of interest, the Clinton Foundation announced in 2016 that that year’s CGI would be its last.

It was also due to Hillary Clinton running for president that year.

Clintonworld sources say there’s no chance of Hillary Clinton going to the White House again, but a recent Wall Street Journal op-ed listing her as an ideal candidate was considered a “gift” for her rejuvenation.

It allowed her to gauge public sentiment as she strives to re-enter the public arena as a surrogate for candidates in midterm races or enter policy battles, Playbook said.

“She’s bored,” a longtime Clinton collaborator said of the former Democratic nominee.

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