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.