Monday, December 05, 2016

It Was Clinton's Fault

A writer over at The Week magazine takes the Democratic Party to task for blaming Hillary Clinton's defeat on everyone but her and her party:

"Hillary Clinton lost the presidential election to an opponent that every knowledgeable political operative, strategist, and analyst considered the weakest major party candidate in modern American history. The time has come for Democrats to start taking responsibility for the loss."

 "She lost the election because she failed to win where she needed to win and where Democrats had a long record of winning — the upper Midwest — as well as where they win when they're doing their jobs well (Ohio, Florida, Pennsylvania, North Carolina). That's a sign of a campaign screw-up of monumental proportions."

Unlike some partisan Democrats- Eric Kirk, looking at you- he doesn't claim the media treated Clinton unfairly:

" Most of all, I don't want to hear about how unfairly Clinton was treated by the media. In comparison to whom? All the other candidates who've run for president while under criminal investigation by the FBI? (Maybe that substantial handicap should have overridden the party's presumption that she was owed the nomination because it was "her turn.") Or do you mean, instead, that she was treated badly in comparison to her opponent? Really? You mean the one whose 24/7 media coverage was overwhelmingly, relentlessly negative in tone and content? Either way, a halfway competent campaign should have been able to take advantage of the great good fortune of running against Donald J. Trump and left him bleeding in the ditch."

He goes on to suggest one big reason she lost was she didn't campaign enough, or at least the right way. I don't know about that, but maybe it's just me? My vote or feelings for her wouldn't have been affected had she had more large rallies as the writer suggests, although I suppose some of yours, and Joe and Jill Sixpack's might have. After all, if those large rallies weren't effective, candidates wouldn't have them. I was prejudiced, and still am. I'm not sure there's anything she could do or say to stop me from hating her guts.


5 Comments:

At 11:33 AM, Blogger Rick Wentworth said...

when i accidentally heard speeches of hers all i heard was raise taxes here and raise taxes there
even democraps get tired of raised taxes

 
At 1:11 PM, Blogger uri driscoll said...

When was the last time a party was in the white house for 8 years and the "other" party did not win the following election?
Everyone wants change after 8 years. Bernie offered that and would likely have beaten Trump. It is to bad Hillary was like John McCain in that her time had passed and the (democrat) torch should have been handed to someone else.

 
At 1:43 PM, Blogger sky hammer said...

1988, when Bush #1 followed Reagan. Bush would have served two terms if he hadn't reneged on his " read my lips, no new taxes pledge and signed a gun control bill.
McCain lost because he was a RINO, his time never existed.
I wish Sanders was the nominee, Trump would have wiped the floor with him.
If the Republicans had put up a real Republican, instead of another RINO, Osama would have only served one term.
Bush lost to Clinton and Romney and McCain lost because the Republican base stayed home.

 
At 3:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Trump won the nomination this round, because unlike last time, the GOP actually ran an "honest" nomination round. Last time had lots of folks making sure ol' Ron Paul didn't get it. Lots of election heads from around the country had to resign when they got caught. Such tactics were why Romney lost: folks don't want to back the crooked side.
This time it was the Dems who crooked Clinton into the nomination; with the head of the party resigning cause she got caught. And lots of folks don't really like her/ her-and-him. Grandma Nixon was gonna loose, cause we voters remember Tricky Dick still. Bernie could have had a better chance against Trump, by far. After more and more crookedness about the Wal-Mart Queen came out they should have dumped her. When someone rates a 60% on the "we hate her" scale, you dump them. But, no. The Dems couldn't get it through their thick skulls that they were fighting history, and such short sightedness, in combination with "the first woman pres" mantra, lost it for them. Against someone who should have been an easy win.
It's why I voted 3rd party: time to get another group in the ring.

 
At 8:20 AM, Blogger Henchman Of Justice said...

Locally,

It was partly Leo Sears and his cover ups to protect his former employer....Gubbamint.

Now he is as dead as a cold door knob......hoorah!

That guy was a trojan horse on behalf of gubbamint and special interests.

Good Riddance!!!

 

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