Hillary Clinton is considering a run to become Mayor of New York City, TMZ reported Wednesday.
A source described as “politically connected” has revealed that the Democratic loser of the 2016 presidential campaign has been discussing a run, making clear she was considering it seriously. At this point, according to TMZ, Clinton is talking to her close circle to assess if there’s an interest in supporting her candidacy.
Last week, Rasmussen Reports released the results of a national telephone and online survey showing that 58% of Likely US Voters don’t want to see a Clinton run for mayor of New York City. Only 23% think Clinton should run, and 19% are not sure.
Of course, the folks who would ultimately be voting for or against Hillary are anything but nationwide, and New Yorkers might just be tired enough of the current mayor to let the former Senator from the Empire State to have a bite of the [big] apple.
However, Hillary should be made aware of the curse that accompanies a victory in an NYC mayoral race: since the consolidation of the five boroughs in 1898, not a single mayor of NYC has ever made it to higher office. Teddy Roosevelt, who used to be NYC’s police commissioner, went on to bigger and better things, but his bosses didn’t.