Hillary Clinton is due to release a book in September, documenting her perspective on why she lost the 2016 US presidential elections to Trump. She is expected to discuss, in excruciating detail, the role that she thinks Russian influence and hacking played in her defeat along with James Comey’s involvement in her email investigation.
A long term ally of Clinton revealed, “She really believes that’s why she lost, and she wants to explain why in no uncertain terms, … She wants the whole story out there from her own perspective. I think a lot of people are going to be really surprised by how much she reveals”. The ally continued, saying that the book can be expected to be a bombshell which will shake the political world.
However, party Democrats are thinking on very different terms – many are severely disappointed that the Clinton campaign failed to deliver victory, and numerous insiders who banked on jobs in a Clinton administration have been left jobless and hopeless.
While the book will target Russia and Comey, two factors that Hilary claim to be the reason of her defeat, it will also discuss her opinions on topics like sexism and misogyny – and how these factors may have caused her defeat as well.
Strangely, Cary Goldstein – head of publicity for Hillary’s book at Simon and Schuster refused to comment on any aspect of the coming book.
Many are interested to see how she will construct a case for why her loss to Trump is not her fault, or if she will provide any new or shocking evidence of Russian interference or hacking. One of her advisers has said that Hillary, “believes she would have won and that Russia and Comey ultimately brought her down, … She feels validated by all the news circulating out there about Russia.” Many insiders expect the book to follow the same path.
Alongside this book, Clinton has been silently working on strategies to help Democrats win elections in future, especially the 2018 congressional election. She is said to have been working with Howard Dean and a group of researchers to scrutinize the polling statistics, and to develop new methods of organizing and mobilizing voters.
Earlier in the year, she was involved with the launch of the Onward Together PAC, a project to help congressional Democratic candidates for elections in 2018. A source close to the PAC commented on Hillary’s commitment to this organization, saying, “She wants to make sure the resources coming in to Onward Together have maximum impact … She’s playing the long game”.
Perhaps the best news out of the Democratic party is this – Hillary is not going anywhere soon.