Let me introduce you to someone. This lady is named Hillary Clinton. She was a former first lady, a former Secretary of State, and a two-time presidential candidate.
She lost the presidential race. Many did not like her. Many believed she had won the primary using dirty tricks. And many, many people thought she was not relatable.
Not just conservatives, but liberals as well.
Mrs. Clinton is different from other former presidential candidates, though. She won’t shut up about her loss and how it wasn’t her fault (despite the overwhelming evidence).
As she previewed her forthcoming book alongside CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, she continued her tirade against the country.
‘If the election had been on October 27 I’d be your president,’ Clinton said, pointing to James Comey’s letter to Congress on October 28, Wikileaked emails from Russia and misogyny as the trio of reasons for her loss.
Clinton, who was speaking at a Women for Women International event, said she definitely deserved some of the blame too.
‘Did I make mistakes? Oh my gosh, yes. You’ll read my confession and my request for absolution,’ she said, making several plugs for her next book throughout her appearance.
‘But the reason I believe we lost were the intervening events in the last 10 days,’ the former secretary of state said.
While the new best-selling book ‘Shattered,’ portrays Clinton’s campaign as a mess, the candidate didn’t throw her aides under the bus.
‘I’m very proud of the staff and the volunteers and the people who were out there day after day. And it wasn’t a perfect campaign. There is no such thing,’ she said.
‘But I was on the way to winning until a combination of Jim Comey’s letter on October 28 and Russian Wikileaks raised doubts in the minds of people who were inclined to vote for me, but got scared off,’ Clinton said.
She pointed to Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight and his assessment that, if the election had been held on October 27, she would have won.
“Oh, I think it would have been a really big deal,” she answered when asked what a win for her would have been like.
“I’m writing a book and it’s a painful process reliving the campaign. As you might guess”
What’s this one called, Not My Fault?
“But I think that partly here at home there were important messages that that could have sent our own daughters, granddaughters, grandsons and sons,” she said of winning the election.
And she reiterated that her progress really showed that she is a champion for women’s rights.
(In her own, little universe maybe.)
“Part of what I really believe is that women’s rights is the unfinished business of the 20th century. There is no more important, larger issue, that has to be addressed.”
When asked if misogyny still existed in the U.S., she just laughed.
“The book is coming out in the fall. Just to give you a tiny little preview, yes, I do think it played a role. I think other things did as well. Every day that goes by we learn more about some of the unprecedented interference, including from a foreign power whose leader is not a member of my fan club.”
She also pointed the finger at Russia again during the course of the interview.
All we have to say is, Hillary, can’t you be normal just this one time and go back into the wood work like all the other failed presidential candidates?
The whole country would be thanking you.