Hillary Clinton on Wednesday broadly spread around the blame for her loss in last year’s presidential election, pointing to suspected Russian cyberattacks, the Democratic National Committee’s data operation and a “very broad assumption that I was going to win.”
Clinton, interviewed onstage in California at a tech conference by Recode’s Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg, made a point to say that she took responsibility for her campaign and “every choice” she made, as she has in other public appearances this year. “But,” she said, “that’s not why I lost.”
I echo Jay Weber on this point, but what a shame for the women and girls who were so proud to see a woman getting a major party nomination for president to see how sore a loser Clinton is. It has been six months since the election and Clinton is so bitter. She is casting blame on everyone else and showing the class in losing that proves the caricature painted of her by the Right. We din’t see anything like this from McCain, Romney, Kerry, Dole, Bush Sr., Mondale, Carter, or even Gore.