Wow . . . In a conference call with donors today, Hillary assigned blame for her loss.
She didn’t blame Trump. She didn’t blame John Podesta, whose emails were everywhere. And she certainly didn’t blame her own campaign.
Guess where she pointed her finger?
“Hillary Clinton on Saturday cast blame for her surprise election loss on the announcement by the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, days before the election that he had revived the inquiry into her use of a private email server. In her most extensive remarks since she conceded the race to Donald J. Trump early Wednesday, Mrs. Clinton told donors on a 30 minute conference call that Mr. Comey’s decision to send a letter to Congress about the inquiry 11 days before Election Day had thrust the controversy back into the news and had prevented her from ending the campaign with an optimistic closing argument.
“There are lots of reasons why an election like this is not successful,” Mrs. Clinton said, according to a donor who relayed the remarks. But, she added, “our analysis is that Comey’s letter raising doubts that were groundless, baseless, proven to be, stopped our momentum.”
Mrs. Clinton said a second letter from Mr. Comey, clearing her once again, which came two days before Election Day, had been even more damaging. In that letter, Mr. Comey said an examination of a new trove of emails, which had been found on the computer of Anthony D. Weiner, the estranged husband of one of her top aides, did not cause him to change his earlier conclusion that Mrs. Clinton
should face no charges over her handling of classified information.”
Well, that’s delusional.
Hillary’s polls were wrong from the beginning. They assumed minorities would come out for her like they did for Obama in 2012. They assumed that labor unions would be for her. They assumed that white women would be for her.
Trump won because he reached out to all of those groups. He got more minority votes than Romney in 2012. He won white women. And he got a lot of labor union members to vote for him.
It wasn’t Comey.
It was you.