I am growing weary of the constant blame-gaming that’s going on among those who wanted Hillary Rodham Clinton to become president of the United States.
By all means, I preferred her over the candidate who won. I’ve already stipulated as much — many times! — on this blog.
She didn’t win. She lost. Hillary was thought to be the prohibitive favorite to become the next president. She didn’t get there.
And yet, we keep hearing that FBI James Comey’s 11th-hour letter to Congress about those pesky e-mails doomed Clinton’s campaign. Now we hear that the Russian hackers might have tilted the election in Donald J. Trump’s favor.
On the first matter, there’s nothing anyone can prove about Comey’s last-minute intervention. On the second matter, there ought to be a special commission convened — independent of Congress — to examine what the Russkies did, how they did it and recommend ways to protect us from future hackers. Hey, we convened such a commission after the 9/11 attacks.
Former President Bill Clinton, one of New York’s presidential electors, chimed in today about Comey and the Russians.
A lot of things went wrong with the former president’s wife’s campaign. If anyone needs to take the hickey on this stunning loss, it ought to be folks such as Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta and campaign manager Robby Mook.
Hillary Clinton should have put herself miles ahead of Trump by the time Comey’s letter came out. She fell short.
Who gets the blame? Hillary Clinton and her team need to look inward.