In her 2016 presidential campaign Hillary Clinton surrounded herself with sycophants, big donors, and campaign aides who had stood by her for decades.
When you`re surrounded by enablers who tell you that your feces smells like perfume, your screeching voice sounds like a tape of ambient sounds calculated to lull listeners to sleep, and your seizures are an endearing physical trait, of course you`re going to think you`re invincible.
If the electorate were compromised primarily of feminists, lesbians, and establishment Democrats Hillary would have won in a landslide.
It`s impossible to exaggerate what an overwhelming favorite Hillary was both in her primary fight against Senator Bernie Sanders and in the general election clash against Donald Trump. Hillary was the most formidable non-incumbent front-runner for the White House in modern political history.
Hillary`s hubris led her to underestimate Sander`s appeal from the get-go, and she didn`t take him seriously until he started to win one contest after another. It was only because the Democratic primary system was rigged against Sanders, that she was able to finally prevail against the cranky Socialist Jewish septuagenarian.
A primary that was expected to be a coronation turned into a bruising marathon — exposing the lack of enthusiasm for Hillary, particularly among Millennials, African Americans and Latinos.
Hillary didn`t learn any lessons from her epic battle with Sanders, her pride was intact, and she felt she didn`t need to come up with a comprehensive strategy to defeat Donald Trump. Her campaign message was basically: Donald Trump is a racist clown, and I`m an enlightened progressive with a vagina.
Hilary has blamed FBI director James Comey, Putin, and the leaked Podesta emails for her humiliating loss. But Hillary lost to a billionaire buffoon because she was a weak candidate with a weak message and a weak political strategy of ignoring the blue states of Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania.
The 2016 presidential election doesn`t mean that America embraced the racism and pessimism of Donald Trump, so much as it signifies that we rejected the corruption, pride and status quo inertia of Hillary Clinton.
Trump wasn`t the best candidate we have seen, but arguably Hillary was the worst candidate in modern political history.
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