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Hillary Clinton’s 2020 Democratic Nomination Odds Fading Fast

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2016 Presidential runner-up Hillary Clinton. Photo by Gage Skidmore (flickr) [CC License].
  • Hillary Clinton’s odds to win the 2020 Democratic Presidential nomination are slipping away
  • They’ve lengthened from +1800 to +6000 in a span of three weeks
  • Clinton recently announced that she would not seek to be the 2020 Democratic nominee

Hillary Clinton is going, going. Is she gone? Not completely. Even though Clinton has already announced that she did not plan to run for the 2020 Democratic Presidential nomination, you can still get odds on her winning the nomination. But you might have a better chance of cashing in by wagering on the Buffalo Bills to win the Super Bowl.

Bovada lists the 2016 Presidential candidate at odds of +6000 to again represent the Democrats in the 2020 election. As recently as February 21st, Clinton was +1800 to gain the nomination. You can see precisely how her odds have changed over time at our 2020 Democratic Party Presidential Nominee Odds Tracker.

2020 Democratic Party Presidential Nomination Odds

Who Will Win 2020 Democratic Party Presidential Nomination? Odds at Bovada
Bernie Sanders +350
Kamala Harris +350
Beto O’Rourke +400
Joe Biden +550
Andrew Yang +900
Hillary Clinton +6000

*Odds taken 03/13/19. Follow the link in the table above for a complete list of all candidates.

3rd Time Not the Charm for Clinton

Clinton lost the Democratic Presidential nomination to Barack Obama in 2008. She lost the 2016 Presidential election to Donald Trump, even though she gained 2.8 million more ballots in the popular vote than Trump.

Clinton consistently stated in public appearances following her 2016 defeat that she would not be a candidate in 2020. She has stayed true to her word. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t a groundswell of people who still hope she’ll change her mind.

In fact, there seems to be one prominent American who is devastated that Clinton has stuck to her guns and decided not to run once more.

But then again, he does seem somewhat fixated on her.

Clinton indicated that she still planned to do everything she could to help the Democrats win the White House in 2020.

It’s Time to Move On

If the Democrats truly want to regain the Oval Office, stepping away from their past should be the path they choose to take. The infighting that split the party into Hillary and Bernie Sanders camps during the run-up to the 2016 election created a rift. It wasn’t healed during the campaign, and most certainly aided Trump’s victory.

Whoever the Democrats choose to run for President, it will be essential that differences are patched up. If they want to beat Trump, the party must be 100% behind the nominee.

Clinton deserves some credit for reading the landscape correctly. She recognized it’s time for new blood to be the faces of the party.

Clinton deserves some credit for reading the landscape correctly. She recognized it’s time for new blood to be the faces of the party. Democratic newcomers such as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are gaining traction with young voters. Their message of progressive socialism appears to be resonating with the public.

Someone like Kamala Harris, Beto O’Rourke, or even Andrew Yang might offer a better chance against Trump than the old guard of Clinton, Sanders, Joe Biden, and even Elizabeth Warren.

The Democrats can identify themselves as the party of the future and make Trump and the Republicans a party of the past tense.

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An industry veteran, Bob literally taught the course on the history of sports at Elder College. He has worked as a Sports Columnist for Postmedia, appeared as a guest on several radio stations, was the Vice President of the Society For International Hockey Research in Ontario, and written 25 books.