Hillary, You Lost Twice, It’s Over [OPINION]
No matter how you slice it, dice it, chop it or spin it, Hillary Clinton did not win the 2016 presidential election. Clinton had her ass handed to her by Donald Trump. Have you ever taken a look at the electoral college map? Yeah.
Hillary believes she won the election and that it was stolen from her. The Russians, stupid white women, the media – all conspirators against Hillary to deprive her of her rightful place at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. And now the e-mail queen is floating trial balloons all over tarnation that she is considering entering the race for the nomination with Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, and Bernie Sanders doing little to inspire Democrat and Independent voters. Good luck with that.
Recent polls indicate that most Democrats don't want Hillary Clinton to run again. After all, she lost to Trump in what should have been a cakewalk. The Democrats are not always the most forgiving of their losers. Just ask lepers like Mike Dukakis and Jimmy Carter. Carter was finally welcomed back into the fold because he's really old and a curiosity.
A Rasmussen poll indicates a Trump-Hillary rematch could be exciting and Trump is attempting to draw her in. Hey, this thing could get interesting after all.
For all of the drama that a rematch between Trump and Hillary might generate, the voters have already spoken on Hillary. They rejected her for Barack Obama in 2008 and turned her away in 2016. I don't think Clinton's case for election has changed much since then and I really can't see why the Democrats would think Hillary would improve their chances against Trump next year.
The Democrats need to reign in the crackpots that are driving their party over a cliff and focus instead on a platform that normal Americans can buy into. That's what will win them an election, not Hillary or the car full of clowns that are currently auditioning for the job.
Barry Richard is the host of The Barry Richard Show on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard weekdays from noon to 3 p.m. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @BarryJRichard58. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.