Former vice president Joe Biden and his running mate, California Sen. Kamala Harris, have enlisted the help of an impressive number of high-profile Democrat surrogates to stir up excitement across the country and bolster their chances at emerging victorious on November 3.
However, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who was handily defeated in 2016 by President Donald Trump, is virtually nowhere to be found on Biden’s campaign trail, as Fox News pointed out. Have the Democrats dumped her at last?
Her absence is strange, given that besides Biden, she should be the one other Democrat working overtime to help register a loss for her former opponent.
So, where is she?
Clinton was last seen at a fundraiser in September in which she joined Biden and Harris, along with a few Hollywood celebrities, to raise a cool $6 million for the presidential campaign.
“We’re very grateful to have Secretary Clinton’s support and extremely appreciative of the work she’s done to assist our ticket, from hosting grassroots fundraisers to mobilizing voters in battleground states through virtual events,” Biden campaign deputy rapid response director Mike Gwin said at the time.
Before that, Clinton generated huge buzz in August after she suggested that no matter what happens on November 3, Biden should not concede the election to Trump, according to NBC News.
“Joe Biden should not concede under any circumstances, because I think this is going to drag out, and eventually I do believe he will win if we don’t give an inch, and if we are as focused and relentless as the other side is,” Clinton said during an interview on the Showtime network.
Clinton allegedly made the bizarre statement at the same time conspiracies were cropping up on the Democrat side of the aisle that Trump would somehow interfere with the increased number of mail-in ballots being utilized across the country due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
What is she doing now?
While not giving speeches and mingling with potential Biden voters on the campaign trail, Clinton is apparently still attempting to stay in the game.
The former secretary of state announced recently during an interview on SiriusXM radio that she secured the position of working as an elector in her home state of New York. It’s strange because Clinton has been such a strong opponent of the electoral college since the age-old system handed her a devastating loss in 2016.
“I’m an elector in New York,” Clinton said. “I’m sure I’ll get to vote for Joe (Biden) and (Harris) in New York. So, that’s pretty exciting.”
What’s not being reported is perhaps the most logical reason why Biden and Harris haven’t taken Clinton along on the campaign trail — because Clinton didn’t exactly do the Democrat party any favors last time around and in what’s expected to be a super tight race for the White House, it’s obvious that Democrats aren’t taking any chances.