Better late than never? Maybe not. Hillary Clinton’s efforts to sell her campaign memoir What Happened will push her to do something she never did during her failed presidential bid — pay a visit to the state of Wisconsin:
Hillary Clinton will appear at the The Riverside Theater in downtown Milwaukee Nov. 9 to offer insights into “What Happened,” which chronicles the divisive presidential campaign, its aftermath and the prospect of how a Donald Trump presidency will affect the country for generations. …
“For the first time, Hillary Clinton reveals what she was thinking and feeling during one of the most controversial and unpredictable presidential elections in history,” her publishers wrote in touting the appearance.
“Now free from the constraints of running, Hillary takes you inside the intense personal experience of becoming the first woman nominated for president in an election marked by rage, sexism, exhilarating highs and infuriating lows, stranger-than-fiction twists, Russian interference, and an opponent who broke all the rules.”
How about a ‘heroine’ who took Wisconsin so much for granted that she never bothered to set foot in the state during the general-election campaign? In fact, voters who might have backed Hillary may well wonder why she’s bothering to visit now. Apparently she values Wisconsin book sales more than she did Wisconsin votes.
While her appearance in Milwaukee might suggest that Hillary learned a lesson about taking Wisconsin for granted, the description of her talk makes it pretty clear that she didn’t. As expected, the book and her supporting speaking tour will focus on how everyone else is to blame rather than Hillary herself:
- Her opponent broke all the rules! That’s pretty amusing, coming from a Clinton. Besides, which rules were those? The Electoral College rules? The stealing-a-march-on-Blue-Wall-states rules? Actually showing up in Wisconsin?
- Sexism! Well, then Hillary needs to explain how sexism explains the DNC’s rigging of the process against Bernie Sanders.
- Russian interference and collusion! Maybe this will come with an explanation of how Bill Clinton pocketed $500,000 for a speech on behalf of a Russian bank involved in sale of control over a significant amount of American uranium rights in the Uranium One deal approved by Hillary’s State Department.
Maybe attendees to this event can explain to Hillary what really happened. She ran a terrible campaign based on her own ambitions rather than the issues that mattered to voters, and then never bothered to show up to talk to voters to find out what did matter to them. She’s still talking about the same “glass ceiling” that clearly didn’t engage people last year at all. At least, though, she finally showed up in Wisconsin … to get their money. Classy.