If her Hillary Clinton had done as diligent a job running her campaign as she is now doing chattering on endlessly about why she lost the 2016 election and who deserves the blame for it, she might be president right now.
In a podcast interview Tuesday on the subject of the election, the former secretary of state admitted that maybe she could have worked harder at assuring white voters that she was in it for them.
But of course it wasn’t her refusal to campaign in several predominantly white Northern Tier states alone that cost her votes. It was also then-FBI director James Comey’s infamous “letter” and Russian collusion.
“Forget about the white men’s vote! But I think I myself could have perhaps done a better job in reaching out and reassuring women and white voters in general, and I think I was on my way to winning as I say in the book, until Jim Comey’s letter, aided and abetted by the Russian WikiLeaks information weaponisation,” Clinton told The Economist Asks.
Trump won the majority of white evangelical voters, while Clinton exerted no effort in attempting to secure the votes of white women and women who didn’t have a college education.
“Preliminary exit poll results show that while she won women by 12 points overall (Trump won men by the same margin, a historic gender gap), Clinton lost the votes of white women overall and struggled to win women voters without a college education in states that could have propelled her to victory,” Five Thirty Eight noted after the election.
Clinton also said she didn’t blame white voters for being wary of voting for her after former FBI Director James Comey announced another investigation into her emails:
So I don’t blame voters for feeling like OK, it’s OK to vote for me, but then having something interrupt that thought process and their decision being put on hold and eventually going against me.
This report, by Amber Randall, was cross posted by arrangement with the Daily Caller News Foundation.