Clinton’s Presidential Loss Transitions
New Book Release: “What Happened”

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Photo Courtesy / Flickr Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
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By Cassandra Sedler
Staff Writer

Hillary Clinton’s loss in the 2016 presidential election came as a shock to many across the United States.

For others, Trump’s victory symbolized the country’s need for a new leader free of ties from the established politicians.

Time and again, it made no lasting change in favor of the American people.

In response to Clinton’s loss, some Democrats claimed that the reason was because the U.S. did not want a woman to be president.

In 2017, this speculation is simply ridiculous and should not even need a rebuttal to explain why this is entirely false.

Did anyone consider that maybe America just did not want a person like Hillary Clinton to be elected president?

Apparently, Clinton cannot fathom this to be the case either as she blames almost everybody else in the U.S. but herself for her loss in the election.

The blame takes places in her new book, “What Happened.”

Clinton only writes minimally about her own role in her loss of the presidency.

Though she goes on quite the rampage against the people and the events that in her mind, cost her the election.

Among the people under attack include Bernie Sanders, Vladimir Putin, FBI Director James Comey, President Donald Trump and even President Barack Obama.

Instead of owning up to her mistakes, such as her use of a private email during her time as Secretary of State, Clinton blasts Comey for conducting the investigation during the last weeks of the election.

She also ridicules President Obama for not speaking out against Russia’s potential role in Trump’s campaign, failing to reflect on her own handling of the situation.

Not only are these particular people among the enemies against her campaign, but according to Clinton’s book, the media at large played a major role in costing her the election.

I believe the media played a fair role towards Clinton’s scandals during the campaign by only reporting the events needed to be known by the general public in the upcoming days to the election, and nothing more.

One can even argue that the media reported more often than not in Clinton’s favor during the 2016 presidential race.

Nevertheless, in a recent interview with The Today Show, Clinton, upon being asked if she made her own mistakes to lose the election, refused to claim ownership for her very real short comings as a presidential candidate.

Instead of accepting the loss of the presidential election with ownership, dignity, and respect, Clinton chose to write and promote her new book to spite all those who wronged her.

Clinton’s new book title prompts me to question what happened to her catch phrase, “When they go low, we go high?”

Email Cassandra at:
csedler@live.esu.edu

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