After months of crying in bed and moping around the woods of Chappaqua sulking over her shocking loss last November, Hillary Clinton told "The Society of Irish Women" at a St. Patrick’s Day speech in Scranton, Pennsylvania on Friday night that she's finally ready to "come out of the woods." And while that comment could be interpreted in a whole bunch of different ways, we're going to take the high road and assume that it's simply a hint that she's ready to return to public life in some capacity.
"Our country seems so divided right now. I do not believe that we can let political divides harden into personal divides. And we can't just ignore or turn a cold shoulder toward someone because they disagree with us politically."
"We've gotta keep trying to listen to each other, to reason together and try to work to help people have better lives."
“I’m like a lot of my friends right now. I have a hard time watching the news, I’ll confess. I am ready to come out of the woods and to help shine a light on what is already happening around kitchen tables, at dinners like this.”
Unfortunately, while Hillary is all too willing to encourage the rest of us to "listen to each other", she's apparently not yet ready to listen to the advice of the 60+ million people around the country who decided they would prefer she not be an active participant in public life any longer.
Of course, these latest comments will inevitably spark rumors, once again, of Hillary possibly throwing her hat in the ring for the New York City Mayoral race. As we pointed out a couple of months ago, while polls show that Mayor De Blasio will win in a blowout against most candidates, he would almost certainly lose in a landslide to Hillary...
The latest example comes from a Quinnipiac University Poll which analyzed a hypothetical head-to-head match-up between Clinton and New York's current mayor, Bill de Blasio. Unfortunately for de Blasio, the poll found that, while he would beat almost everyone else whose name has been mentioned as potential contender, he would almost certainly be crushed by Hillary.
In a very hypothetical race for New York City Mayor, Hillary Clinton, running as an independent, tops incumbent Bill de Blasio, running as a Democrat, 49 - 30 percent, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.
"New Yorkers aren't in love with Mayor Bill de Blasio, but they seem to like him better than other possible choices - except Hillary Clinton, who probably is an impossible choice," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.
"None of the possible contenders has made any real noise or spent any money, so this race still could get interesting."
In the Clinton - de Blasio matchup, Clinton leads 61 - 29 percent among Democrats and 45 - 31 percent among independent voters. Republicans back de Blasio 28 - 18 percent. She leads among men and women and black, white and Hispanic voters. She also leads in every borough except Staten Island, which goes to de Blasio 28 - 22 percent.
And here is a full break down of the results:
...that is, unless that nagging case of "pneumonia" that brings with it random, yet inevitable, bouts of full-body paralysis, rears its ugly head again.