Hillary Clinton somehow manages to keep herself in the media on a pretty regular basis. Yet despite her high visibility, Democrats who are campaigning for the 2018 midterms want nothing to do with her.
The Washington Examiner reports:
‘Kiss of Death’: Democrats keep Hillary off campaign trail
Hillary Clinton was once the face of the Democratic Party, a celebrity name who could draw thousands to rallies and was the all-but-certain first female president of the United States. Now, she is viewed as “the kiss of death” for candidates.
As the midterm election campaigns enter the home stretch, the former secretary of state, first lady, senator, and 2016 Democratic nominee is almost completely absent from the campaign trail. Most Democrats are keen to keep it that way, fearing that her reappearance could cost them a golden opportunity of winning back control of Congress.
Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, are due to go back on the road next month, embarking on a 13-city tour in which they will conduct “one-of-a-kind conversations” about “the most impactful moments in modern history”. But Democratic strategists are relieved that their first event will be 12 days after Americans go to the polls on Nov 6…
One House Democrat said the Clintons were not missed. “I have not seen Hillary or Bill at all — and I’m very grateful for that,” he said.
What does this tell you about the Democrats as a party? They work very hard to project a sense of unity but in reality, they are still bitterly divided. And Hillary has become damaged goods.