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Hillary Clinton's Sympathy Tour Full of Excuses

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Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton signs copies of her new book "What Happened" during a book signing event at Barnes and Noble bookstore September 12, 2017, in New York City. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

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Saturday, 16 Sep 2017 09:00 AM Current | Bio | Archive

It’s getting to where one requires a spreadsheet to keep track of the multitudinous excuses Hillary Clinton has for her loss to President Donald Trump last year. Hillary is simply the ‘Alibi Ike’ of presidential candidates. Maybe even of all candidates, past and present.

For a brief period of time I thought just maybe she saw the irony in trumpeting a defeat tour and that’s why she included two stops in Wisconsin on the itinerary — a formerly reliable Democrat voting state she refused to campaign in before the election and subsequently lost to Trump.

But no, the entire nationwide effort was, to borrow a phrase from then-Vice President George Bush, “Whine on Harvest Moon.”

Where does one begin in listing the circumstances beyond her control?

One lacks enough fingers to count the hobgoblins Hillary is pursuing. Here, in no particular order, are just a few of the evil conspirators that snatched the most deserved victory in history right out of the grasping hands of Hillary Clinton: Voter ID laws, Chief Justice John Roberts, Bernie Sanders, newsmedia, racists, misogynists, fat shamers, pantsuit haters, James Comey, the Internet, James Comey, email, technology in general and hard drives in particular, Anthony Weiner, Barack Obama, Kris Kobach, Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump, Fox News, Brietbart News, InfoWars, women who marched on Vulgar Hat Day, a distracted mainstream media, Facebook and my favorite — first spotted by commentator Mark Steyn — Macedonian content farmers.

Like Curly Howard, of Three Stooges fame, there is no fault in Hillary Clinton. She was simply a victim of circumstance or more accurately an avalanche of circumstance. The surprising, shocking electoral defeat may have hurt her feelings, but it does not appear to have left even the slightest dent in her towering self-regard.

The 2016 presidential election was not characterized by an abundance of candidates in whom America fell in love. Trump had very high negatives — toxic the “experts” said — and Hillary’s negatives were almost as high. Yet given the choice of two lessers, voters chose the candidate that seemed more genuine and related to them on a more personal level.

Hillary didn’t take the hint. An unsympathetic candidate is back for a sympathy tour.

What’s more, a candidate criticized for her obsession with making money before the election is now charging people to attend her book tour. That must be nice. I’ve done a number of book tours and the thought of charging people to buy my book just slipped by mind.

The only bright spot during the tour is her recent promise to never run for office again. Let’s hope she keeps her word.

Michael Reagan, the eldest son of President Reagan, is a Newsmax TV analyst. A syndicated columnist and author, he chairs The Reagan Legacy Foundation. Michael is an in-demand speaker with Premiere speaker’s bureau. Read more reports from Michael Reagan — Go Here Now.

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It’s getting to where one requires a spreadsheet to keep track of the multitudinous excuses Hillary Clinton has for her loss to President Donald Trump last year.
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