Here they come again. Bill and Hillary Clinton have announced a 13-city speaking tour to begin in Vegas following the midterms in November. The announcement is leading to speculation that Mrs. Clinton could actually be considering a third run for the White House in 2020.

Why won't these people just go away?

I don't sympathize with Democrats very often, but I feel for my bros in the blue states. There are actually some Democrats who are trying to resist the angry mob that has wrested control of their party. They are trying to pick up the pieces that were left shattered by Hillary Clinton in 2016, but she won't let them do it. Hillary is like that stain on your favorite blue dress that no matter how hard you try, you just can't get rid of it.

Hillary And Bill Clinton Campaign In New Hampshire
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What's a sensible Democrat to do these days? There is Spartacus and company to the left, crazy Maxine Waters to the right, Bernie Sanders in your face and Bill and Hillary Clinton flanking your backside.

Bill and Hillary Clinton attend Baptist services in Waterloo
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I don't believe the Clintons are wanting for money, and they already receive lots of publicity. The only logical explanation for the tour is to test the waters for another presidential bid. Recent polls have indicated that most Democrats would rather have a lobotomy than have Hillary run again. But being that Bill is politically savvy, he may sense a very weak field of Democrats for the 2020 election cycle and figures it might be worth another shot.

But would Democrats warm up to another Clinton candidacy? I really don't think so, but only time will tell.

What do you think?

Barry Richard is the host of The Barry Richard Show on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard weekdays from noon to 3 p.m. Contact him at and follow him on Twitter @BarryJRichard58. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author. 

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