Today on Twitter, President Donald J. Trump called Hillary Clinton the “worst” and the “biggest loser” of all time. He encouraged her to move on with her life after the 2016 election. America's reaction to her recent book tour proves that most Americans, including Democrats, would agree with the commander-in-chief.
Crooked Hillary Clinton is the worst (and biggest) loser of all time. She just can’t stop, which is so good for the Republican Party. Hillary, get on with your life and give it another try in three years!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 18, 2017
Critics are sure to pounce on President Trump for this tweet, highlighting the fact that the election was over a year ago. But President Trump, once again, is only voicing the thoughts so many Americans seem to have. A recent September Rasmussen poll shows that a majority of Americans want Hillary Clinton to go away.
“Just 30% of Likely U.S. Voters believe Clinton still has a future in public life. Sixty-one percent (61%) say it’s time for her to retire, up from 55% just after she lost the presidential election to Trump last November. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
Half (49%) of voters believe Clinton’s continued presence on the national stage is bad for the Democratic Party. Only 21% say her presence is good for her party, while 23%.”
The numbers within her own party are not that much better.
“Just over half (54%) of voters in her party still think Clinton has a future in public life, little changed from November. Only 38% of Democrats believe the former first lady and Obama-era secretary of State is good for their party, though; 28% say she’s bad for Democrats.
“Men believe much more strongly than women than it’s time for Clinton to retire. But even a plurality (42%) of women voters agrees that Clinton’s continued presence on the national stage is bad for the Democratic Party.”
But it is not only American people who feel this way, even elected Democrats bemoan Hillary Clinton’s desire to remain in the public eye. Politico reported the collective dread her colleagues felt when she announced her book tour for her memoir, What Happened?
“Maybe at the worst possible time, as we are fighting some of the most high-stakes policy and institutional battles we may ever see, at a time when we’re trying to bring the party together so we can all move the party forward — stronger, stronger together,” said Rep. Jared Huffman, a Democrat who represents a Northern California district. “She’s got every right to tell her story. Who am I to say she shouldn’t, or how she should tell it? But it is difficult for some of us, even like myself who’ve supported her, to play out all these media cycles about the blame game, and the excuses.”
Even Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) seems to agree with President Trump on this issue.
“I look forward to going to every place where she appears,” Sen. John McCain of Arizona said sarcastically.
McCain pointed out that he didn’t write a book after losing the 2008 presidential race.
“I respect and admire and am a friend of Hillary’s,” he said. “But with these kind of things that happen in life, you’ve got to move on. You’ve got to quickly move on.”
Clinton appears to be doing anything but moving on. When Clinton's book title was first announced, the author of this article could not help but be reminded of the great, albeit raunchy, comedy that is A Mighty Wind. One of the main characters in that mockumentary is the washed-up, former TV personality who happens to manage a popular band in the dying genre of folk music. Mike LaFontaine, played by Fred Willard, basks in the glory of yesteryear. He used to host a hit show ironically called, What Happened?
It seems like Mike LaFontaine, Clinton just cannot stop living in the past. Clinton had trouble connecting with the voters and changing with the times. She simply could not captivate the masses. Much like LaFontaine's show-business efforts, her 2016 campaign ended in disaster. But since we are talking about the past and discussing former attempts at show-business, here is one of Hillary Clinton's more bizarre appearances in the public eye.