TEAM CLINTON FIGHTS TO REVISE ELECTION NARRATIVE
Things are not as they seem. After losing the 2016 election, Hillary Clinton gave a single speech, then made a few strategic appearances as a private citizen on nature walks or browsing in local bookstores. But her campaign is still percolating with vigor, now recalibrated to revise the election narrative.
Clinton allies are already “bending the storyline in their favor through a concerted media offensive” to undermine President-elect Donald Trump says U.S. News and World Report senior political analyst David Cantanese.
“The Clinton campaign’s stunning and largely unforeseen loss has only hardened its own resolve to win the post-mortem of how it happened. In the six weeks since the election, her aides have cited white supremacy, FBI Director James Comey, the apparent Russian hacking of campaign emails and a delinquent press corps as primary reasons for Clinton’s loss,” Mr. Cantanese continues. “While the messaging has evolved, the motive has becoming strikingly apparent: It’s an unrepentant effort to delegitimize Donald Trump and absolve Clinton of the lion’s share of electoral liability.” The march of history may not favor such efforts.
“Their intent to try to rewrite the history books is super obvious. The history books are not written by losers. She lost the election because she broke the law and didn’t bother to campaign in swing states. She’s got nobody to blame but herself,” veteran Republican consultant Chip Englander told Mr. Cantanese.
Americans — ready to move on and make their nation great again — already appear immune to a complex blame game and legacy restoration project.
Sean Lester, a contributor to The Federalist and a self-described “member of the political left,” says he has been put off by the escalating “absurdist alarmism” about Mr. Trump emanating from his own side of the aisle.
“I find myself defending Trump from what I see as a stunning lack of honesty, objectivity, or reason from the party that’s supposed to be on the side of facts, education, science, and a compassionate moral high ground,” Mr. Lester observes.
Many say Hillary Clinton’s campaign has been recalibrated to revise the election narrative and protect her political legacy.