Hillary Clinton Has Only Herself to Blame

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“Hillary Clinton on Saturday cast blame for her surprise election loss on the announcement by the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, days before the election that he had revived the inquiry into her use of a private email server.

In her most extensive remarks since she conceded the race to Donald J. Trump early Wednesday, Mrs. Clinton told donors on a 30-minute conference call that Mr. Comey’s decision to send a letter to Congress about the inquiry 11 days before Election Day had thrust the controversy back into the news and had prevented her from ending the campaign with an optimistic closing argument.

‘There are lots of reasons why an election like this is not successful,’ Mrs. Clinton said, according to a donor who relayed the remarks. But, she added, ‘our analysis is that Comey’s letter raising doubts that were groundless, baseless, proven to be, stopped our momentum.'”

New York Times

Hillary Clinton is correct that there were a lot of reasons why she lost the election, but she’s disingenuously  deflecting blame, by pointing the finger at the FBI director.

Comey’s bombshell coming just days before the election brought her momentum to a screeching halt, and forced her to end her campaign on a negative note trashing Trump, instead of highlighting her positive agenda.

But Hillary needs to take a hard look in the mirror, most of the reasons why she was defeated emanate from her defective personality.

It was Hillary’s enormous ego that caused her to campaign in red states in the closing weeks of the campaign, instead of shoring up her support  in blue states like Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania. Hillary was going for an electoral college landslide, and instead even traditional blue states turned red.

It was Hillary’s feeling that she was above the law that caused the server controversy. She has only herself to blame for the email scandal, not Comey or a vast right-wing conspiracy.

It was Hillary’s lack of transparency that kept her from divulging her medical history. If Hillary had announced that she was suffering from pneumonia, the September, 11, 2016 feinting episode would have been a minor blip, instead of an incident that caused many voters to wonder if she had serious medical issues.

It was Hillary’s mean and vindictive spirit that motivated her to base her entire campaign trying to discredit and disqualify Trump, instead of running a positive campaign on the issues important to the electorate: It’s the economy stupid!

It was Hillary’s corrupt nature that embroiled her in one scandal after another stretching back decades, the email and Clinton Foundation scandals were just the final straws that broke the camel’s back.

Hillary failed to shatter the glass ceiling, her dream of becoming the first female president of the United States is shattered, and she has only herself to blame.

 

 

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