, 01.21.2020 10:29 AM

I still adore Hillary Clinton

…and remain proud I worked for her in three different states. And I’d do it again. And I don’t give a shit who disapproves.

This amazing interview reminds me why. Snippets below.

In the doc, you’re brutally honest on Sanders: “He was in Congress for years. He had one senator support him. Nobody likes him, nobody wants to work with him, he got nothing done. He was a career politician. It’s all just baloney and I feel so bad that people got sucked into it.” That assessment still hold?

Yes, it does.

Do you think the media’s coverage of the 2020 campaign has improved from its coverage four years ago?

I don’t. In the beginning I was hopeful that it had. I thought that with more than one woman running — at one point there were six, so a basketball team plus a spare — it’ll get more normal [because] you have women on the stage. It’s not just me standing alone up there. And in the very beginning there was reason for hope, but as the campaign has gone on, it does seem to me that people are reverting back to stereotypes, and many of those are highly genderized. And it’s a shame.

Trump has helped keep you in the news …

There are some people who just can’t give me up. I live rent-free in his head.

As president, is he better, worse or the same as you had anticipated?

He’s worse.

At one point Bill says to camera, “I was so grateful that she thought we still had enough to stick it out. God knows the burden she’s paid for that.” What goes through your head hearing that?

First, I’m grateful that he understood that this was a really terrible time. I said [recently] in connection with a book that Chelsea and I wrote, The Book of Gutsy Women, when asked what was my gutsiest decision, I said, “Well, personally, staying in my marriage.” And that kind of sums it up. But I also think in every marriage there’s not just one side. So, I could say the same for him, that I’m not always the easiest person to live with. (Laughs.) I’m glad he stuck it out, too.

12 Comments

  1. God, yes. To this day, what I wouldn’t give to have the power to hand the nomination to Hillary, just so she could have the satisfaction of thoroughly cleaning Trump’s clock. That would be beyond ecstasy for many of us!

  2. joe says:

    I was in the US when Hilary called Trump supporters deplorable. I was stunned. Why would she do this?

    I thought Trump was an jerk.

    But why would a candidate who was out in front in the polls insult voters?

    Even ardent democrats I knew were having trouble with Hilary. They couldn’t really see why she wanted to be president (other than “to be the first woman president).

    Warren, I perhaps I’m wrong, but haven’t you advised politicians not to insult voters? Calling your opponent deplorable might win votes, but calling people who support your opponent deplorable seems like an unforced error.

    • The Doctor says:

      Yes, that was a profoundly stupid move by Hillary. She made a few.

      Another huge strategic mistake that she made was during the debates: whenever Trump said something stupid or outrageous she got all worked up about it and ranted and raved about it. She would have been much better off “showing rather than telling”. Rolling her eyes in a subtle way would have been way more effective. But that’s the thing, she was just not a naturally talented politician at all.

    • Technically she called half his supports deplorable at a private fund raising even.

  3. Steve T says:

    There are more thoughtful comments and articulate conversation in this one interview than Trump has uttered in his entire term as President. That’s not a political comment – it is an English language and intelligence comment.

  4. Terence says:

    People are of course free to support Hilary but Hilary is no friend of the poor and working class which is why she is toxic…now comprising 40% of the U.S. population. She sold out to Wall Street, which is scared shitless of Sanders who is the only candidate who will bring Wall Street to heel. This kind of sore loserism from Hilary — who is seen as arrogant and phoney — won’t work. Enough people know the score now and Sanders should actively campaign against her by name in this race.

    • Gyor says:

      Exactly.

      And of course few senators like Bernie, with exception like the amazing and honourable Tulsi Gabbard and AOC, because Bernie and his allies call out all the corruption in Washington of both Republicans and Democrats.

      And Hillary Clinton calling out someone else for being a career politician is rich. And it’s not like Bernie took the easy way, he ran and won as an independent social Democrat, in America before socialism started to no longer be the bad word it used to be in America.

    • Terence,

      Sanders’ people more than actively did that in the last race. They undercut Hillary at every turn in the general. As for Wall Street, both Hillary and Bill are bought and paid for. At least they have that in common with most of the holier-than-thou Republicans. You seem to forget that Warren is no friend of Wall Street and IMHO, a far bigger threat than Bernie.

      • Fred from BC says:

        “Sanders’ people more than actively did that in the last race. They undercut Hillary at every turn in the general.”

        Yes, because the nomination had been theirs until SHE STOLE IT from them. How do you think should they have treated her, Ronald?

  5. Gilbert says:

    Hillary Clinton lost because people view her as an elitist who doesn’t care about ordinary Americans, and as a person who is very arrogant, self-serving and corrupt. It’s that simple.

  6. Shane Dunworth Crompton says:

    Hillary is deplorable.

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