#Hillary Clinton's political career staying alive in a meaningful way, in my opinion, is hinging on a couple of remote possibilities. Firstly, there is Jill Stein's election recount efforts and a chance that an issue might be raised from those efforts. The matter was one I looked at on Friday after David Cobb offered a social media update on related developments. Love it or hate it, there's also the remote possibility that enough electoral college voters will abandon #Donald Trump due to his cabinet appointments, something I feel is in the less-than-1%-chance-of-happening category. The recount and college vote aside, I think that Clinton's career is downhill from here.

Clinton, 69, missed her chance

Age is certainly a part of the reason why her career will be downhill from here as she will be 73 years old when the 2020 election comes around. I'm not saying that that age is too old to be a politician, however aging hurts your chances of success in so many career paths. Maybe that's not fair, but I think it is realistic nonetheless.

But what really hurts Hillary Clinton's chances of keeping a strong political career alive is not just the fact that she lost last month but the fact that she lost to Donald Trump in the election in particular. The Republicans put forth a KKK-supported figure with reputed poor relations with women and people of color and Hillary, pending the recount, didn't beat him despite being the heavy betting-odds favorite.

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Clinton isn't one of Trump's cronies

What are Clinton's chances of getting a political appointment out of Donald Trump? Given that many of his supporters want her locked up in prison she's the least likely candidate for anything. David Duke, the leader of the KKK, is more likely to get an appointment than Clinton. Her position heading into the election last month was all or nothing and she got the latter.

Clinton's support nationally is one matter, but furthermore, momentum is lost even within the Democratic Party. Michael Moore is one figure that has called for a kind of cleansing within the party and Clinton is a target. When it comes to a first female President of the United States, then Elizabeth Warren is now the name to watch. A couple weeks ago I wrote an article on how she "sounded off on Donald Trump" and, among senators in the United States, Warren is definitely one of the more outspoken critics of his. If she keeps her efforts up I see her as a politician that could benefit greatly when Trump's supporters realize that they voted for someone that may be a worse option than what they got the last two elections.

With Hillary Clinton, her career fledged with the last three elections in my view. She couldn't beat Barack Obama in the 2008 primaries and the president would continue his momentum through 2012. Now in 2016, she got her chance and didn't convert. Memoirs and speeches may be coming, but if the recount loses momentum, then it may end her time as a figure near the top of American politics. #ElizabethWarren