In 2016 Democrats underestimated just how unlikeable Hillary Clinton is.
It’s a big reason why she lost in both her presidential runs.
And in a recent interview, she made an announcement that has Republicans jumping for joy.
Hillary Clinton is refusing to fade from public life.
In a recent interview with The Guardian, Clinton stated defiantly, “I’m not going anywhere.”
After the 2016 campaign, many Americans were hoping she’d just go away.
But with her misstatements and deep unpopularity, Republican operatives now see an opportunity to continue tying her to swing state Democrats across the country.
While some Hillary supporters are still dreaming up whacky theories to make her President (like this recent QUORA question: “If Democrats win in 2018, should they make Hillary Clinton Speaker of the House, then impeach and remove Trump and Pence, making Hillary President?), most realize the liability she’s become.
A recent headline from The Atlantic whined, “Hillary Clinton’s High Profile Is Hurting the Democrats,” going on to say “at this rate she will harm her political future and aid the GOP.”
The Guardian interviewer asked Hillary if “she ever considered the possibility that her most effective contribution to healing the country’s divisions would be to withdraw from public life”… ouch.
She replied, quite embarrassingly, by making a comparison (while claiming she wasn’t) of herself to Churchill!
“I’m sure they said that about Churchill between the wars, didn’t they?” she flashes back sharply, a fraction too quickly for the line to sound spontaneous. “I mean, I’m not comparing myself, but I’m just saying people said that, but he was right about Hitler, and a lot of people in England were wrong. And Churchill was a pain. He kept popping up all the time.”
Whether it’s pride or a stunning lack of self-awareness, Hillary Clinton is refusing to leave the scene.
So, with the November elections just around the corner, Republicans may rejoice knowing Hillary Clinton isn’t going anywhere — and her unpopularity will continue to weigh heavily on Democrats across the country.
What are your thoughts?
Should Hillary Clinton just go away? Or do the pros outweigh the cons for Republicans that she remains in the public spotlight?