The 2016 election is a full year behind us and Hillary Clinton is still talking about “what happened.”
The two-time presidential candidate apparently had enough going against her to make her the underdog of the race–despite outspending President Trump 2-1 and having the media on her side.
Here's the list of who Hillary Clinton blames for losing the election pic.twitter.com/ezeCdQLYxa
— ❌🇺🇸TRUMPGIRL🇺🇸 (@ThomLillyLayne) September 15, 2017
In her latest post-election analysis, Clinton claims President Obama’s record hurt her campaign by making it hard to run as a “change” candidate.
The former Secretary of State expressed her discontent in a radio interview with Hugh Hewitt.
“It is true that when you run to succeed a two-term president of your own party, you have a historical headwind blowing against you,” Clinton said. “It’s not just this campaign can be set apart from everything that’s ever happened in our politics. It is a challenge.”
According to Clinton, she found herself forced to simultaneously play the role of successor to Barack Obama while offering a new vision for America. Clinton credits her inability to sell both messages as detrimental to her campaign.
Clinton asserted her support for America’s 44th President, but also emphasized that she and Obama had their differences.
“I was proud to serve in the Obama administration. I did not agree with everything that President Obama decided, but on balance, I really think he did what had to be done to rescue the economy, which as we all remember, was in desperate straits. He did chart a course in the world that favored diplomacy and negotiation, something that I think is important.”
The defeated Democrat said it was hard for her to “break through” the election’s environment.
“I have high regard for the campaign that we put together, and all of the people who were working in it so hard,” Clinton told Hewitt. “But I think it is fair to say that it was hard to break through. Maybe some of that is on my shoulders, and perhaps some because of the campaign as well. But I think a lot of it … is that it was really hard in the environment in which this 2016 campaign played out to break through in a lot of ways.”
She then went on to suggest her problem with “breaking through” was the result of a failure to market to the sensibilities of modern voters the way President Trump did.
“I’ve said a few times that this was the first reality TV campaign. My opponent was the first reality TV candidate, and I was, for better or worse, the candidate of reality. And I think it was a shortcoming of the campaign that the work that I’ve done my entire life, the passion I feel for helping people, the record that I have of doing just that, never really could break through.”
At this rate, Hillary is going to be spouting “if only’s” all the way to her grave.