OPINION | Barry Richard: Hillary Needs to Just Go Away
Hillary Clinton is making news again for all of the wrong reasons. The former Democrat Presidential Nominee who cannot seem to come to grips with or accept any responsibility for her loss to Donald Trump in 2016 has fallen three times this week while visiting India to peddle copies of her book, What Happened. One such incident resulted in a hospital visit.
Mrs. Clinton told an audience in Mumbai this week that part of the reason she lost is that white women followed the instructions of their bosses, husbands, and sons and voted for Trump. This bit of Clinton insight has outraged many in the Democrat Party who have been struggling to find a message. It certainly doesn't help with white, female voters.
Clinton's sore loser droning is certainly nothing new, nor is her seeming inability to remain vertical. Her tumbling is legendary. On Monday she added to that legend with two slips down a flight of stairs while visiting the Jahaz Mahal in the ancient city of Mandu. On Wednesday Clinton suffered a hairline fracture of her right wrist after slipping in the bathtub at a resort in Jodphur.
Mrs. Clinton has become a liability for the Democrats. Her refusal to let go of 2016 presents a constant reminder to voters of a difficult time for many Democrats who wish simply to turn a corner and move on. Clinton is a painful haunt from yesterday while many in her party are looking for a brighter tomorrow. Her frail state only adds to an image of a tired, old party in need of change.
Hillary Clinton needs to go away to give the Democrat Party a chance to rebound from 2016 and find a new direction for the future. Perhaps a grand jury could help with that. Just kidding. Sort of.