Hillary Clinton has some news for everyone, she takes the blame for her election loss, but it wasn’t her fault. Sure, it doesn’t make sense, but hear her out. Hillary says she accepts the blame because she was the candidate but it was actually Barack Obama, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the DNC, Vladimir Putin and the Russians, James Comey, and “colluding” Donald Trump who are to blame for the loss.
“I set up my campaign and we have our own data operation. I get the nomination, so I’m now the nominee of the Democratic party. I inherit nothing from the Democratic party… It was bankrupt, it was on the verge of insolvency, its data was mediocre to poor, nonexistent, wrong. I had to inject money into it.”
CNN’s Jake Tapper seemed flabbergasted that Hillary still seemed so blind to her many, many, many failings as a candidate.
So she’s talking obviously about some of the fallout from the controversy about her private e-mail server, but also saying something that actually a lot of Democrats had criticized President Obama for which was not doing enough to build up the data and the technology in the DNC and faulting Debbie Wasserman Schultz as well.
She said something interesting at this conference. She says she takes responsibility for all the decisions made during the campaign, but I’m paraphrasing her, but that’s not why she lost. In other words, she didn’t lose because of any of the decisions she made. She lost because of Comey and Putin and more.
Last month Obama lackey David Axelrod handled these Clinton arguments and advised her to stop blaming everyone else for her failures. Axelrod pointed out that Trump had been the least popular presidential candidate – ever – and he had still defeated Hillary Clinton. Of course, Axelrod forgot to mention that Clinton was the 2nd least popular candidate ever… but that really was besides the point. As Axelrod explained none of these people that Clinton was blaming told her to stay out of Michigan or Wisconsin, that was her choice and winning those states could have given her the White House.
In short, the election loss was Hillary’s fault and she should stop shifting blame to everyone else.