Hillary Clinton, you may have heard, has definitively come out of the woods. The 2016 presidential participation medal winner has embarked on her Magical Misery Tour in support of her new tome, “What Happened” (the title of which, surprisingly, isn’t totally rhetorical for Clinton).
There are two groups of people who are loving Clinton’s peripatetic barnstorming of every Barnes & Noble she could find in safe liberal districts: a) Hillary Clinton diehards who still have #I’mWithHer Facebook profile pictures and post every single febrile, evidence-free, Salon-approved conspiracy theory about Russian collusion as if it were gospel truth and b) Republicans.
For everyone else, Hillary Clinton’s re-entry into public life is both unwelcome and redundant. In fact, a new poll reveals that a majority of American voters pretty much have an ego-shattering demand for Hillary Clinton: get back in the woods.
A Rasmussen poll released Tuesday reveals that over 60 percent of Americans think that Clinton needs to retire after her loss last November.
“The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 30% of Likely U.S. Voters believe Clinton still has a future in public life,” a statement from Rasmussen reads. “Sixty-one percent (61%) say it’s time for her to retire, up from 55% just after she lost the presidential election to Trump last November.
“Half (49%) of voters believe Clinton’s continued presence on the national stage is bad for the Democratic Party. Only 21% say her presence is good for her party, while 23% say it has no impact.”
As for the multifarious excuses she gave in the pages of “What Happened,” American voters thought that’s not really, well, quite what happened.
“Forty-four percent (44%) say the weakness of her candidacy was the most likely reason for Clinton’s loss last November,” the statement reads. “Just 11% attribute the loss to the strength of her opponent. Forty percent (40%) still agree with Clinton that outside factors beyond her control were the most likely reason, but that’s down from a high of 44% in May.”
While that’s still a pretty high number as far as the denial index goes, let’s put that another way: after Clinton made her case that her failure to win the presidency was pretty much the fault of a vast not-entirely-right-wing conspiracy involving Russia, the mainstream media, Bernie Sanders, James Comey, Tony Clifton, Judge Crater and the second shooter on the grassy knoll, Americans were less inclined to believe her.
The point is that America knows what we’ve long been saying: it’s time for Hillary to retire. Don’t just do it for us though, Hills. Do it for the fact that we never want to witness the sad spectacle of another one of your lugubrious book launches ever again.
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