In the months and years since her humiliating loss, she blamed James Comey, Russia, computer bots, WikiLeaks, Bernie Sanders, Facebook, Joe Biden, fake news, Twitter, voter ID laws, the vast right-wing conspiracy, sexism, Barack Obama, ageism, Anthony Weiner, white women, xenophobia, black people, the Electoral College, the DNC, misogyny, and women cowed by their husbands.
Uh, Hillary, we have some terrible news. Really awful news. See, nearly three years ago, when we held a national election, you, um, lost.
Unbeknownst to you, apparently, America has this thing called the Electoral College. It was designed by the Founding Fathers, in all their wisdom, and here’s how it works: Each state selects “electors” — by today, 538 in all — and to win the presidency, a candidate needs to have at least 270 electoral votes.
Here’s where the bad news comes in, Hill. Yes, more people voted for you, and you won the popular vote 65,853,652 to 62,985,134. But that doesn’t matter. Not in the least. In the Electoral College, you lost — really, really bad.
Mr. Trump pulled in 304 electoral votes, and you got just 227. See, you lost Michigan and Wisconsin and Ohio and Pennsylvania and a whole bunch of other states. In fact, Mr. Trump won 30 states, you won 20. And Mr. Trump won 2,626 counties while you won just 487.
Mr. Trump, in a helpful post on Twitter last week, showed the map: Nearly all states were red, with a few small blue splotches on the coasts and in the Midwest.
The president also posted a tweet in which he said he hoped Mrs. Clinton would run again. “I think that Crooked Hillary Clinton should enter the race to try and steal it away from Uber Left Elizabeth Warren. Only one condition. The Crooked one must explain all of her high crimes and misdemeanors including how & why she deleted 33,000 Emails AFTER getting ‘C’ Subpoena!” he wrote.
Hillary, of course, had to respond. “Don’t tempt me. Do your job.”
But wait. She just said it — HIS job. So … he IS president. You didn’t really win after all.
“It truly is remarkable how obsessed he remains with me,” she said on the PBS “News Hour.” “But this latest tweet is so typical of him. Nothing has been more examined and looked at than my emails. We all know that. So he’s either lying or delusional or both.”
Then she said, “Maybe there does need to be a rematch.
“Obviously, I can beat him again. But, just seriously, I don’t understand, I don’t think anybody understands what motivates him other than personal grievance, other than seeking adulation.”
“Beat him again”?
Some think Mrs. Clinton is getting ready to jump into the race. Former White House aide Steve Bannon has predicted she will make a third attempt for the presidency in 2020. “Hillary Clinton is doing a whole thing,” he said on Fox Business. “She is running. She’s just throwing to decide how to fit her way in.”
BNL News said last week that Hillary is “thinking about” entering the race. “BREAKING: Hillary Clinton ‘thinking about’ running for President in 2020, according to multiple sources,” the site wrote on Twitter.
Rasmussen Reports also reported that Mrs. Clinton performs well in an imaginary race against Mr. Trump, each garnering 45% with 11% undecided. “In a repeat matchup of the 2016 election, Clinton runs dead even with President Trump, but even most Democrats don’t want her to get into the race,” the polling site wrote.
Still, the news wasn’t all good for Hillary. “Just 18% think Clinton should enter the race for next year’s Democratic presidential nomination. Seventy-one percent (71%) don’t think she should run,” Rasmussen wrote.
Let’s hope she tries to beat him again.
⦁ Joseph Curl covered the White House and politics for a decade for The Washington Times. He can be reached at email@example.com and on Twitter @josephcurl.
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