Normally when a candidate loses an election, they recede into the background. They happily accept honorary positions in multiple corporations, lend their fame to charities for fund raising to help the less fortunate, accept speaking engagements which bring them large honorariums, write their memoirs and glide into the sunset of their years.
Hillary Clinton is reaping the benefits of having climbed the political ladder to become the first female Presidential candidate. She indeed has written her book, and makes bundles of money in the time-honored tradition of those who have seen the inside of the U.S. political world, but she is definitely not interested in playing with the grandchildren and nursing her husband in the twilight of his years.
This is a woman aggrieved. She genuinely believes that the Presidency has been stolen from her grasp. Her book entitled “What Happened?” makes it clear that she sincerely feels that she is the victim in an unfair game. The system would have been deemed entirely reasonable had she won, but as she did not, she wallows in the knowledge that she won the popular vote and lost the electoral vote – hence : she “really won.” Prior to the final count, when she was still so confident that she would be victorious, she alluded to the expectation that it would be Donald Trump complaining about the electoral college, which at that time she still supported. Now that it has worked against her, she wants to see the system changed.
Egocentrics all have one thing in common. They cannot accept defeat. She is no different. Did she need to write this book which has just hit the book sellers? Did she need the money? By all accounts, she and husband have more assets than they ever imagined possible. It was not about the money. The book was about convincing the electorate that they too were part of the victimization of an unjust system. According to Hillary, the electoral college deprived the citizens of the U.S.A. of their first woman president, and hence it was unfair. Her goal is not just to remove any personal responsibility for her failure from her own actions, but to lay the groundwork for her future.
Did you really believe that you had seen the end of the Clintons? Think again. Mrs. C. loves the limelight. She loves power. She is not about to allow the history books to record her as a loser…a mere footnote. This is a woman who cannot accept second place. She only did so under Obama in order to remain visible in the years leading up to the subsequent Presidential election.
Hillary’s statements this week labeled President Trump as a “racist” because he demanded that respect for the national anthem be shown at athletic events. Because the players were primarily “African-Americans”, according to Hillary, his assault on their offensive behavior made him “anti-black.” She is following in the footsteps of her predecessor who found that pitting citizens against one another via the race issue was a plus for his agenda. Race relations in America are constantly being aggravated by those who find political profit in doing so. Why Hillary chose to blame Trump for his reaction to the footballers kneeling at their game, should raise eyebrows. Why is it her mandate to continue to try to discredit Trump? There is only one lucid explanation. It is not only because she blames him (among many others) for her defeat, but because she hopes to destroy his chances to run for a second term as his party’s candidate in the next election. Why should that matter to her? It is, I believe, because she plans to run again.
In her recent tell-all book she places the blame for her election loss on more than fifteen different individuals and entities. Her least favorite is Vladamir Putin. And she writes the following about him “There’s nothing I was looking forward to more than showing Putin that his efforts to influence our election and install a friendly puppet had failed. Our first face-to-face meeting would really have been something. I know he must be enjoying everything that’s happened instead. But he hasn’t had the last laugh yet.” Those last words give us a window into Hillary’s thinking… she intends to have the last laugh once she is finally victorious.
This is a woman who believes her own fabrications… a woman who actually believes she is loved beyond all measure by the American people… a woman who feels it was not her fault that she lost the election…a woman who feels she can correct the wrong done to her. She surrounds herself with like-minded admirers. It is easy to see how she deduces that she has a chance to recoup her losses.
In the meantime, if she really has something to offer the American people, it is time for her to speak on topics more life threatening than women’s rights and race relations. She needs to offer some serious solutions to the impending crises with North Korea, Iran, Syria, Lebanon and the Palestinians. She will stay silent. After four years as Secretary of States she has nothing to offer on these issues. One must wonder what kind of woman enjoys stirring up the pot of national discontentment rather than becoming the healer that she could be. If she could use her powers of persuasion to help to make her nation a better place, the American people might actually have a reason to reconsider her as a potential Presidential contender. As long as she seeks to further divide the nation, she demeans herself and further destroys the fiber of a great people. At every opportunity, she reaches out to the most emotional and polarizing issues to foment discontent .
Compare Mrs. Clinton’s behavior to that of Al Gore who also was a Democrat, and who also lost s Presidential election against George W. Bush in the year 2000- with a mere five (5) electoral votes. Hillary lost to Trump with a deficit of seventy-seven (77) electoral votes. Mr. Gore had every right to complain, demand recounts and fight back, but he declined to do so feeling it was not good for the nation’s unity and future. Clearly the electoral college was designed to select a president who represented the States as well as individual interests. Al Gore moved on to commit his life to working on behalf of the planet – educating the world about the dangers of Global warming. While going into the world of commerce, being on the boards of directors of both Google , Apple, and many other enterprises, he won the Nobel Peace Prize for his contributions to mankind and became a visiting professor at multiple U.S. Universities. He committed his energies to improving the world for future generations. We did not hear Mr. Gore whining about the unfairness of the system.
America is in emotional tatters. Hillary Clinton is fanning the flames of discontent so that she will be able to throw her hat into the ring once again. It may seem absurd to be discussing the next election now, but as the U.S. candidates gather their troops two years before election day…. It is really not far away at all. If we are all fortunate, the Democratic Party will nurture another candidate to lead the party. If it was up to Hillary, there would be no contender.