What Hillary Would Change About Her 2016 Campaign

Hillary Clinton sat down for an on-stage conversation at her alma mater, Wellesley College, this weekend, telling college president Paula Johnson that she was still having a hard time coming to terms with her November loss to Donald Trump.

Asked by a sophomore what she would change about the campaign, Clinton said simply, “I’d win,” according to a report from the UK’s Daily Mail.

The press was barred from the event, but the Daily Mail reported that a few details of the conversation had leaked to social media. Among them, Clinton’s response to a question about how campaigns differ for women who want to go into politics.

“You know you’re going to be subject to unfair and beside-the-point criticism,” Clinton said.

Right…just like every man who has ever run for any office at the national level? Come on. Not even Hillary could possibly believe that every criticism levied against Trump was fair and on point. Let’s compare the volume of mockery over Trump’s physical appearance to that aimed at Hillary. We’re not whining about it, but let’s just face the facts.

As for the criticism pointed at her, very little of it had anything to do with her gender. Unless she thinks that women should be allowed to do whatever they want with classified material and anyone who says otherwise is a raging sexist. And though that seems like a strange way to think, we remember feminist pieces from the campaign that came extremely close to making that very argument. Ohh, if this was a man, no one would utter a peep. Please. Hillary Clinton could be under investigation for 1st degree murder, and they would drag this defense out of the bag.

As for her reflections on the campaign, we don’t know if “I’d win” is all she said, or if that was just a joke she made before going into detail. We suspect, though, that she has yet to accept any blame for losing to Trump. And comments that have been made by her top campaign advisers bear that out. We’ve heard them cast blame on everyone from Bernie Sanders to Barack Obama, but we haven’t heard them admit too many mistakes. They still believe their rightful victory was stolen from them by the Russians and the FBI.

In any event, Hillary’s random excursions into the spotlight serve to remind us of the fate we narrowly escaped with that monumental moment back in November. When the going gets tough, it’s worth remembering how much worse it could have been.

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