Hillary Clinton is set to drop a new book in September detailing her latest presidential campaign and we bet you can’t even begin to imagine what the focus of the book might be…actually, you probably guessed “Russia” and/or “Comey” and you’re exactly right…in fact, we suspect that you basically managed to summarize the entire book in just two words.
As The Hill notes today, details of the new book are slowly being leaked by Clinton confidants who promise a “bombshell.”
Privately, Clinton has told friends and longtime associates that she “wants the whole story out there” as she rushes to tweak and put the finishing touches on the book due out in September.
“She really believes that’s why she lost, and she wants to explain why in no uncertain terms,” one longtime ally said. “She wants the whole story out there from her own perspective. I think a lot of people are going to be really surprised by how much she reveals.”
The ally said the book of personal essays will be a “bombshell.”
Of course the book won’t be entirely about Russia and Comey, it will also delve into other factors she insists played a role in her stunning defeat, including everything from sexism and misogyny to “everyone who just assumed she would win.”
And while we haven’t seen the book, we would be willing to bet that if you played a drinking game based on the following list of excuses from Fox News that you wouldn’t even make it beyond page 10.
Of course, it still remains a mystery to us why sexism, misogyny and the Russians only played a role in swaying voters in MI, WI, OH, PA but not those in CO, NV, VA and NM…does that strike anyone else as odd?
Meanwhile, even Democrats in Congress are getting a little tired of Hillary’s excuses. Over the weekend, in a somewhat shockingly frank interview on ABC’s “This Week”, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer finally admitted that Democrats, not Russia, were to blame for Hillary Clinton’s loss to President Trump.
“When you lose to somebody who has 40 percent popularity, you don’t blame other things – [James] Comey, Russia – you blame yourself.“
“So what did we do wrong? People didn’t know what we stood for, just that we were against Trump. And still believe that.”
Moreover, Joe Biden, who has dropped a lot of hints about a 2020 bid for the White House, told students at the University of Pennsylvania, in no uncertain terms, that Hillary lost because she abandoned the Democrats’ blue collar base of voters.
“What happened was that this was the first campaign that I can recall where my party did not talk about what it always stood for — and that was how to maintain a burgeoning middle class,” Biden said in March at the University of Pennsylvania, where he launched the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement. “You didn’t hear a single solitary sentence in the last campaign about that guy working on the assembly line making $60,000 a year and a wife making $32,000 as a hostess.”
Biden took it a step further at a Las Vegas hedge fund conference in May, saying: “I never thought she was a great candidate. I thought I was a great candidate.”
Conclusion: Save yourself the $14.99 and read the following summary of Hillary’s “bombshell” instead.