We should not be surprised at the defeat of Hillary Clinton last night — yes, I think this was more a repudiation of her than an election of Trump. The seeds for her humiliation were sown directly by Debbie Wasserman Schultz and the Democrat party for fixing — rigging, really! — the primary process against all candidates in favor of a coronation for Queen Hillary.
If Bernie Sanders had a fair chance at winning his primary — Hillary lost the same vital states to Trump that she lost to Bernie — and we had a Sanders vs. Trump election, I am confident Bernie Sanders would be the president-elect today, especially if, unlike Hillary, Bernie had the confidence, and the guts, to pick Elizabeth Warren as his running mate.
The rest is, alas, now history — and the blame for the loss of the presidency to Trump belongs directly at the heels of those who run the Democrat party.
When the Democrat party elite look, govern, believe, and behave, exactly like the Republican party — with no distinction with a difference — the more gregarious candidate will always win. Hillary is unlikable. Trump has a polished reality show panache.
On May 11, 2016, I wrote this [emphasis added]:
Hillary is tiresome and unwittingly unfriendly. The job of the presidency is to lead and inspire — and while she is well-trained and competent — few are willing to follow her with the fervor of a Bernie Sanders supporter and a dead fish doesn’t win hotly-contested, frying pan, elections.
So, Donald Trump will drown her and pound her with all the sins of her husband’s past — and she can’t really fight back much because pretty much everything Trump says is right and true and verifiable in that the roots of his accusations are a matter of the public record. …
If Hillary wants to do well and win in November, she needs to put Bill Clinton in a box and hide him forever. We don’t want another “two-for-one” presidency. We don’t want to see Bill Clinton roaming the White House hallways looking for some action. We don’t want to know Bill even exists in a Hillary presidency. Yes, we’ve been burned before by a Clinton presidency we hoped to believe in — but now, never again! …
The American people are bored. They don’t want reruns. They want new. And fun. And something different. And that’s what steels me to the the inevitable idea of a “President Trump” come November.
On August 16, 2016, I wrote this [emphasis added]:
Hillary Clinton has left the definition of what happened to the ether of the internet, and that’s never a good place to misplace national security, or to reserve the right of integrity for your character. …
Hillary will certainly deny everything in the leaked emails, real or faked, because once one thing leaks, everything leaks — but is there anyone left to believe her when it comes to the incredulity of the story of her private email server? She’s cooked if anyone with a half-crooked mind decides to try to swing a national election against her.
Let’s hope the Democrat party takes these facts away from this historic loss:
- President Obama is great at getting himself elected, but he has no muscle when it comes to getting down ballot Democrats elected. Michelle Obama gives a great speech, but doesn’t get votes.
- The People are tired of institutionalized power. They want to feel in control of their own lives. Trump provides that surface salve, but it is only a mask, and soon enough, we’ll learn where his real fealties will creep.
- Millennials and Minorities matter — but only if you can get them to vote.
- The time for pity is never. The time for making drastic changes is now and always.
- Integrity and intention matter. The People can smell a phony through the phone.
- Authenticity is everything. Hubris before the fall.
- Listen to other people. Open your entire thought process to outside information and influences.
I wrote a Hillary Clinton Millennials speech in my Human Meme podcast and I sent it to the Clinton campaign, and to some other insiders I knew working for her, and my effort was met with the sound of crickets.
I don’t expect acceptance, but at least an Ack Back is kind when you are trying to spread goodwill deep and wide in an election landscape. My intention was to help, not harm.
The Clinton campaign had no intention of responding to me, or even acknowledging my submission — and that’s fine if you win — but when you lose, the advice that might’ve helped you turn a corner stings even deeper as the venom of a loss sinks into your bones and poisons the pathway ahead.
Here’s my Clinton podcast speech:
The Republicans wanted the power to govern and they won the whole barrel.
Now is their opportunity to prove to us they were right all along.