Democrats have a Hillary Clinton problem. She won’t go away! As long as she hangs around, she is a reminder of the election they lost last fall. Also, her presence prevents new leadership from rising in the party.
Al Hunt writes at Bloomberg:
Democrats Fret as Clinton Book Rollout Looms
Democrats, reveling in President Donald Trump’s plummeting popularity and the Republican Party’s civil wars, are looking forward to September. Except for one thing: the rollout of Hillary Clinton’s next book right after Labor Day.
Clinton has promised to “let my guard down” in the book, “What Happened,” explaining her shocking loss to Trump in November. She has already offered up several explanations, blaming Russian interference, former FBI director James Comey, and misogyny, while also acknowledging tactical errors by her campaign.
Many Washington Democrats, though unwilling to criticize her in public, wish she’d “move on,” as Senator Al Franken has put it. They fear that her complaints help Trump make his case that the controversies surrounding him flow from the Democrats’ bitterness about their 2016 loss…
Associates hoped Clinton would also find a way to make a different contribution, perhaps as a university president or foundation head. There have even been suggestions that she move overseas for a couple of years.
FOX and Friends reported on this:
Who in the Democratic Party is going to tell Hillary to go away?