Hillary Clinton’s explanations for her 2016 loss now exceed the number of theories regarding the finale of The Sopranos. (The correct interpretation for the latter can be found here. You’re welcome.) Nearly three years later, Hillary showed up on ABC’s The View to offer yet another reason she turned out to be the one Democrat who could lose to Donald Trump. America was not prepared for Hillary Clinton, Serious Candidate, Clinton told the co-hosts.
Well, that and Russia and voter suppression and sexism too, but seriously, seriousness:
“You know, I’m a serious person but I’m also a fun person but I think I probably came across as too serious,” Clinton said Wednesday on ABC’s The View when asked what she could have done differently in 2016.
The View host Meghan McCain said her father, the late Sen. John McCain, also thought she was fun to hang out with on trips. The former Secretary of State said that she thought she overcompensated with her serious side because she wanted Americans to take the first potential woman president seriously.
“I really believed that my job, especially as a woman and the first woman to go as far as I did, that I had to help people feel good about a woman in the Oval Office, a woman commander in chief,” she said. “And, so, I may have over corrected a little bit because sometimes people say, ‘Why can’t you be like that or why weren’t you like that.’ I did feel a heavy sense of responsibility and it was such that, you know, maybe I wasn’t as loose or open as I could have been. I take responsibility for everything I didn’t do as well or my campaign didn’t do as well.”
Twitchy has the show’s Twitter clip in which the discussion about Russia goes on a little longer, after which Hillary again says without any evidence that Stacey Abrams lost because of voter suppression. Perhaps this isn’t so much as a new hypothesis as it is an addition to the agglomeration to the Unified Field Theory Of Hillary’s Victimization:
Hillary Clinton says she “probably came across as too serious” in the 2016 election.
“I really believed that my job, especially as a woman and the first woman to go as far as I did, that I had to help people feel good about a woman in the Oval Office.” https://t.co/RvxQOidDMF pic.twitter.com/JzkW6lWx0D
— The View (@TheView) October 3, 2019
Whatevs. The most charming parts of this clip involve the comments made by presidential candidate daughters Abby Huntsman and Meghan McCain, especially the latter’s recollection of her late father’s fun with Hillary while traveling. The least charming by far are the by-now-serial attempts by Hillary to place the blame for her loss on everyone but herself. At one point, Hillary says that she’ll take responsibility for the things she did wrong. We’re still waiting.
While I watched this clip, my wife remarked, “She’s running again.” Donald Trump couldn’t get that lucky again, could he?