“Go home. Close the door. Shut your mouth. Be quiet. And just forget about this,” said Doug Schoen on Tuesday, Nov. 12, when Fox News host Laura Ingraham asked what his advice would be for his former client, Hillary Clinton.
The former adviser to Clinton and veteran Democratic strategist did not hesitate nor mince his words with his pointed reply. “I mean, she lost when she shouldn’t have lost,” said Schoen.
“Everything she said recently has been nuts,” added Schoen, who made a guest appearance on Fox News “The Ingraham Angle” show when he offered the pointed advice.
The former secretary of state and two-time Democratic presidential candidate is flirting with the possibility of a 2020 presidential bid and has hinted that she has not completely ruled out the likelihood of a third White House bid.
She claimed this week, “many people” are encouraging her to run for the 2020 presidential race.
“I, as I say, never, never, never say never,” replied Clinton, when asked about the prospect of running in 2020 during a BBC Radio “5 Live” program on Tuesday.
“I will certainly tell you, I’m under enormous pressure from many, many, many people to think about it,” continued Clinton, although she remarked it is not her plans at this point in time.
Schoen’s opinion about Clinton’s potential was clearly not what Clinton’s supporters wanted to hear.
However, even some of the staunchest of Clinton’s supporters would agree that Schoen has a point.
Former Clinton Communications Director Jennifer Palmieri said she would “ankle dive at the door” to prevent it.
“If Hillary Clinton ran for office again, I would do an ankle dive at the door to not allow her to do it because I love her too much,” said Palmieri, according to a Fox news report back in July this year.
Another former Clinton adviser, Dick Morris, who worked for President Bill Clinton, stated that former Vice President Joe Biden’s candidacy is blocking the way for Clinton’s re-entering the race.
“She feels compelled to do it. She feels that God put her on the Earth to do it. But she’s hesitant because she realizes the timing is bad,” Morris radio host John Catsimatidis.
Schoen had served as an adviser and pollster for Bill and Hillary Clinton during their years in the White House. He was a contributor for Fox News and also The Hill.
“I remain a Democrat and proud of the work I did for six years for President Bill Clinton between 1994 and 2000 and I write with extreme sadness,” Schoen wrote in the 2016 article for The Hill explaining why he could not support Clinton at the time.
“But I cannot in the waning days of the election make the case that Secretary Clinton should be elected,” continued Schoen. Because of the scandals linked to her and her private email use as secretary of state, all of which gave her too much baggage to be effective as the president.