Is Hillary Clinton helping or hurting the Democratic Party? | The Tylt
Hillary Clinton recently released an excerpt from her new book "What Happened" in which she aims to "pull back the curtain" on her experience during the 2016 campaign. Defenders of Clinton feel she is an important voice to include in conversations about the future of the Democratic Party. But others argue that her resurfacing is hurting the Democratic brand and preventing the party from moving forward. What do you think?
Is Hillary Clinton helping or hurting the Democratic Party?
Since the 2016 election, the Democratic Party has struggled to find its footing. From underwhelming fundraising numbers to an "infuriatingly stupid" new slogan, it seems progressives have yet to find a clear path forward in the era of Trump.
In a recently released excerpt from her new book "What Happened," Hillary Clinton offers her perspective on the 2016 race.
“I want to pull back the curtain on an experience that was exhilarating, joyful, humbling, infuriating and just plain baffling. Writing this wasn’t easy. Every day that I was a candidate for president, I knew that millions of people were counting on me and I couldn’t bear the idea of letting them down. But I did. I couldn’t get the job done. And I’ll have to live with that for the rest of my life.”
Defenders of Hillary Clinton have argued she has done enough to take responsibility for her part in losing the election and that she alone should not be blamed for the 2016 race.
"We’re going to be talking about the 2016 election for a long time, because it was one of the most dramatic and consequential in American history, and it brought us President Trump. Which means that reporters are going to continue to receive criticism of their coverage, particularly the way they covered Clinton."
In an appearance on "Fox & Friends," Kellyanne Conway said Democrats are secretly hoping Hillary Clinton will go away.
And Conway isn't wrong about the damage some Democrats believe Hillary Clinton has done to the party. After Clinton criticized the Democratic Party's data operation as "bankrupt," many Democratic operatives urged Clinton to move on from the 2016 election.
But supporters of Hillary still believe she is unfairly targeted by both sides and should be listened to.