5 Reasons Hillary Clinton Was the Worst Presidential Nominee in History
Like every presidential election that liberals lose, years later we’re still hearing about how unfair it all was. Of course, the favorite complaint of liberals this time around is “Russia did it!” Even if you accept for the sake of argument that Russia wanted Trump to win and hacked John Podesta’s email (and neither of those assertions may be true), buying some inconsequential Facebook ads for both sides and revealing the contents of John Podesta’s emails (none of which turned into truly major stories) wasn’t exactly a game changer.
Liberals also noted that Hillary would have won had the election been decided by the popular vote. This is like noting that if football games were decided by passing yards instead of the score, the Patriots would have beaten the Eagles in the Super Bowl. It doesn’t work that way, by design. We’ve also heard complaints that Bernie Sanders is responsible, presumably for daring to run against Hillary at all and we can’t forget “sexism.” That’s always a liberal rallying cry.
Moreover, it is impossible to overemphasize that, other than a few true believers, almost all of the political professionals (myself included) thought Hillary would win. In fact, if you believe Michael Wolff’s book, Fire and Fury, even the Trump campaign thought it was going to lose – and no wonder.
Just look at these numbers from June of 2016,
In the latest ABC News poll, Trump’s unfavorable ratings among all Americans have hit 70 percent; and 77 percent of women view him unfavorably. His favorable rating among his base of white men is 46 percent, down from 54 percent in last month’s ABC News poll. Only 47 percent of self-identified conservatives view him favorably, down from 58 percent in May.
On top of that, Trump’s campaign staff were widely considered to be mediocre because the best staffers didn’t want to be associated with him back then. His get-out-the-vote and data operations were weak. The Billy Bush “Grab 'em by the p*ssy” tape was about as good as it gets for an October surprise and… he still EASILY beat Hillary Clinton.
How? Well, a big part of it seems to be because Hillary Clinton was the worst candidate ever run by a major party in American history. Why?
If you just apply the "Whom would you rather go to a ballgame with?" test to elections, it explains the winner of every presidential election at least back to Nixon and arguably even longer. In Hillary’s case, her own husband probably wouldn’t put her on a list of people he’d want to go to a ballgame with. Hillary combined being the most hated Democrat in the country for Republicans with being completely uninspiring to her own party. In the year of the outsider when even Ted Cruz was too “establishment” (LOL) for Republicans and Bernie Sanders was getting traction, Clinton was the ultimate insider. She has none of her husband’s charisma, rather famously referred to Republicans as her “enemies” as well as “deplorables” during the campaign, and her agenda could have been fairly summed up as, “I am a woman and therefore, I should be president!”