We’re back to this…again. Hillary Clinton just can’t seem to let this go. She lost. She’s a two-time presidential loser. She’ll never be president. And it’s all her fault. She’s a bad campaigner. She’s not charismatic. The more she was in the spotlight, the more unpopular she became. She didn’t campaign aggressively enough in the Rust Belt. She had no economic message. And you decided to label half the country as deplorable. Yet, the reason she lost is because if Russia, the media, Barack Obama, the DNC, Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, the FBI, sexism, misogyny, and of course, James Comey. Comey released a letter to Congress informing them that the bureau would review new emails found on the laptop of Anthony Weiner, who is married to top Clinton aide Huma Abedin. Weiner, a convicted sex offender, was under a separate investigation for lewd communications with an underage girl. Emails from Hillary Clinton were found on his laptop, which was later determined the two shared the laptop. Nothing substantial came of the review; most of the emails were duplicates of ones already analyzed by the FBI. Still, the Comey letter dominated the news and Hillary lost when everyone told her she would win, so she’s still sour. We get it.
As Comey, who was fired by President Trump, prepares his won book tour, where tickets are soaring near $1,000, the former first lady decided to bring this up again at an event in New York City on Tuesday (via Free Beacon):
Clinton participated in a panel at an event hosted by The Wing, a club for millennial women, in New York. Her shots at Comey were conveniently timed ahead of the April 17 release of his new book, A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership.
One of the event hosts mentioned Comey's book was coming out soon before joking, "We may or may not read it." She then asked Clinton what questions people should still be asking about Comey's role in her election loss.
"I've never spoken to him. I've never met him. I've never kissed him," said Clinton, prompting the crowd to laugh.
She referenced Nate Silver, the editor-in-chief of the data website FiveThirtyEight, and used his analysis to support her argument. Clinton said she believes she would have won the election if Comey hadn't sent a letter to Congress in late October 2016 announcing the bureau was reopening the investigation into her use of a private email server while secretary of state.
Clinton also cited the recently published book by Lanny Davis, her longtime friend and supporter, and said the polling data from the campaign indicated she was ahead in key states before the FBI letter was sent to Congress. She talked about the polling results in Pennsylvania, where she said she won the Philadelphia suburbs by 13 points, 5 percentage points less than what she needed.
Oh, so her friends say the letter caused her 2016 hiccup? Of course, then it must be true. In reality, pollsters found zero evidence that the letter had any effect on the 2016 election. Voters said the same thing, with the overwhelmingly majority saying they knew who they were voting for weeks (in some cases a year) before the letter was released. Lady, you suck. And the reason why people keep talking about you is because you keep injecting yourself into the national conversation. You’re a loser, but you were also the first woman nominated by a major party for president. Your husband is a former president. Whatever you say and do will be printed. Comey didn’t cost you the election, Hillary. Your lack of political skill did.