Hillary Clinton admits nobody is seeking her advice on running for president in 2020.
In a recent interview with the Hugh Hewitt radio program the twice failed presidential candidate revealed that “nobody’s actually been to see me” about running for the nation’s top office.
“I see Democrats all the time, and nobody has said ‘Hey, I’m going to run,’ or ‘I’m thinking about running, give me advice now,’ because it is too soon,” Clinton said.
Clinton claims some Democrats promised to pay a visit but it hasn’t happened yet.
“And there may be some private planning going on by some people. I wouldn’t know who. I wouldn’t hazard a guess. But in terms of actually seeking out advice, people have said hey, I want to come talk to you. But I haven’t had those conversations, in large measure, because I’ve said I’m going to focus next year on 2018, and then you know, I’ll be happy to talk.”
And while Clinton contends it’s too soon to talk about 2020, some are rightly questioning why anyone would actually want advice from a sore loser about how to run a winning campaign.
The interview with the radio program centered on Clinton’s new book, “What Happened,” which offers a myriad of excuses for her historic loss to President Donald Trump in 2016.
Clinton has used the tome and months after the election to air her grievances against primary opponent Sen. Bernie Sanders, the Democratic National Committee, her own supporters, women voters, sexism, “deplorable,” Donald Trump, the Russians, former FBI Director James Comey and others who cost her the presidency.
She’s spent remarkably little time reflecting on her own missteps in 2016.
From Washington Examiner:
… Even if there were a set number of 2020 candidates, why would anyone seek campaign advice from the woman who lost to a former reality show host? Why would anyone want advice of a person who lost despite the fact she enjoyed nearly every conceivable election advantage going into 2016?
As we’ve written before, Clinton had an enormous, overflowing war chest, a party that was more unified than her opponent’s, a deep network of big league donors and political professionals, and the backing of top-tier celebrities and two very popular presidents. Clinton also enjoyed the benefit of an untested and oftentimes disastrously organized opponent.
And she lost.
The site points out that Clinton has yet to take responsibility for her own failures in last year’s election, including little campaigning in key states like Wisconsin, self-centered messages like “I’m with Her!” and ignoring key demographics like millennials and “deplorables.”