Career politician and chronic self-saboteur Hillary Clinton has recently released the title of her memoir documenting the 2016 election she not-so-gracefully lost. The memoir, Clinton reports, is titled What Happened, and is said to discuss the forces that worked against her during the election and ultimately lead to her failure.
So, what are the odds that this book will actually tell the truth regarding what happened? I’ll give you a hint—it’s about as likely as Anthony Weiner deciding to stop sending raunchy photos to underage girls.
Does Clinton spend the book explaining how she lost due to her corporate greed? Or her suspicious email scandal in which she was unable to explain her use of a private server? Or her blatant lies about Benghazi? Her failure to campaign and mobilize voters in crucial “blue wall” states Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin? Her clumsy decision to focus reaching city voters rather than rural voters? Her intentional sabotage of Bernie Sanders? Her flagrant entitlement and “it’s my turn” attitude? Nope! Instead, Clinton blames her loss on nebulous evil forces such as “rage, sexism, stranger-than-fiction twists, Russian interference, and an opponent who broke all the rules”.
…uh-huh. Sure, Hillary.
The book also seems to be Clinton’s weak attempt to show a vulnerable, open, more human side. “In the past, for reasons I try to explain, I’ve often felt I had to be careful in public, like I was up on a wire without a net,” Clinton writes in the introduction according to publisher Simon & Schuster. “Now I’m letting my guard down”. Is Clinton trying to come across as relatable here? Because it’s a bit too late for that, considering her campaigning “strategy” consisted largely of socializing with wealthy donors and millionaire celebrities, alienating a huge chunk of voters by making herself seem inaccessible to many middle-Americans.
Furthermore, Clinton’s presidential campaign was just bad—period. It was sloppily managed and run with the laid-back hubris of someone who already assumed they’d win. By so hugely underestimating her opponent, Hillary’s own arrogance served as the final nail in the already doomed “I’m With Her” coffin.
To the liberals who gave Clinton their votes: if you ever find yourself wondering “what happened”, there’s no need to purchase Clinton’s book. Save your money because the real answer is plain and simple: Hillary Clinton is what happened.
Nothing was done to Clinton, her stumbles and falls were all her own doing. Her presidential campaign will be remembered as a series of preventable combustions, a minefield of self-sabotage, finger-pointing, and failure.
Hillary, blaming Russia doesn’t make you any less of a shady politician. Blaming sexism doesn’t make you any less of a corporate shill. And blaming the entire American populace for a loss that was caused by your own hubris just makes you look foolish. Constantly blaming others for your own failings will not save your reputation or your dignity.
Hillary Clinton’s entire presidential campaign was one big, self-inflicted wound, and her memoir is nothing but a shoddy tourniquet.
To those of us with brains and common sense, it’s really no mystery “what happened”.