More news about Hillary Clinton has come to light.
In an interview with conservative radio talk show host Hugh Hewitt, failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton stated that nobody has sought her advice on running for office in 2020. “Nobody’s actually been to see me,” she said. “I see Democrats all the time, and nobody has said ‘Hey, I’m going to run,’ or ‘I’m thinking about running, give me advice now,’ because it is too soon.”
She couldn’t have explained it any better.
Naturally, the fact that nobody has solicited Clinton’s advice for the 2020 elections is not shocking. For starters, it’s much too soon. The Democrats haven’t yet lined up their 2020 candidates. Furthermore, why would anyone seek advice from a two-time failed presidential candidate surrounded by scandal and controversy?
If a political candidate wanted to gain insight into how to win an election, they would be better off looking at Clinton’s myriad of flaws, and the mistakes she made during the campaign. In 2016, she had a significant edge over Donald Trump, and still couldn’t win.
Clinton had significant financial backing, a Democrat Party that was unified, the endorsements of two presidents, the support of celebrities, and the left-wing establishment media that was willing to function as her propaganda arm. Additionally, she had an opponent who had no political experience and was disliked by many Americans. The election was hers to lose, and she did not disappoint.
The reality is that a potential candidate wouldn’t be able to learn from Clinton’s mistakes by asking her advice, as she is unwilling to admit her role in losing to Donald Trump. An ambitious candidate for office would be better served by analyzing her campaign and refusing to make the same missteps.
An individual who wishes to hold public office might learn that they shouldn’t take key voting blocs for granted like Clinton did when she all but ignored the state of Wisconsin. It’s a bad idea to demean and insult potential voters like Clinton did when she called half of Trump’s supporters “deplorable.” Or when she vowed, in the heart of West Virginia coal country, to get rid of coal — leaving many coal miners unemployed.
Lastly, it’s always a bad idea to make ridiculous excuses for previous mistakes, like Clinton did with the Benghazi scandal, the email scandal, and the Uranium One scandal. Perhaps it’s better to refrain from having scandals in the first place.
The reason nobody is asking Clinton for advice is because she wouldn’t be able to offer much assistance. If Democrats are going to regain their power and influence, they will need to make sure that they don’t continue to do the same things that caused half of America to reject them.
Embracing identity politics and constantly labeling their opponents as bigots is not good for political discourse, or for the party that uses this tactic. Threatening the 1st and 2nd amendment rights of American citizens is also not a winning strategy. Lastly, realizing that people don’t want the government intimately involved in their lives might also help.
Unfortunately for the Left, it doesn’t look like they will learn these lessons anytime soon. Let’s hope the GOP can start making some significant accomplishments soon. Otherwise, the Left’s faults may not be enough to keep them out of office.