Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Hillary Clinton. What Happened. Simon & Schuster, 2017. 513 $30

Shortly after Clinton's unexpected loss to Trump in the 2016 presidential election, she wrote her memoir about the campaign.  This is her explanation of her loss, and she affirms what many already think.  Despite her stellar qualifications, she was presenting a fact-based policy package in a post-fact environment, the media didn't give adequate attention to her message (focusing instead on the email issue), James Comey abused his office by making announcements about her emails at exactly the wrong time (days before the primary), sexism, and Russian interference.

This book is not therapeutic for Hillary supporters.  It's a hard look at what happened from Clinton's point of view.