MANY Democrats were dreading Hillary Clinton's chronicle of electoral failure, "What Happened", which was published this week.
"I think the President and his administration pose a clear and present danger to our democracy", Clinton said.
We assess with high confidence that Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an influence campaign in 2016 aimed at the US presidential election, the consistent goals of which were to undermine public faith in the US democratic process, denigrate Secretary Clinton, and harm her electability and potential presidency. Many considered that disloyal.
Overall, Democrats want to move forward.
As for the email scandal, it remained a scandal because.it was scandalous. Everyone from the Russians to the former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation have landed on her ever growing list of excuses as to why she lost the election.
The fact is, consumers of the popular media - and not just Fox - were virtually bludgeoned into dislike and suspicion of Clinton. But the emphasis of one or the other is not without consequence.
It takes an extraordinary leap of one's imagination to find any way that the media helped Trump.
Minutes after the interview aired, Trump tweeted: "Crooked Hillary Clinton blames everybody (and every thing) but herself for her election loss". The results were devastating.
In an interview Sunday in advance of this week's release, Mrs. Clinton did offer this news, as The Washington Post recapped: Former secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Sunday that she will not pursue the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. In case there was any question about whether Hillary Clinton intends to remain in the political arena, she cleared that up by laying out plans to back candidates in the mid-term elections. She said she's "convinced" there was collusion by Trump associates. And Mrs Clinton's account is sufficiently self-serving to be open to that charge.
A recent Slate article titled "Critics Aren't Taking Issue With the Content of Hillary Clinton's New Book So Much as Its Right to Exist" nails it just in its headline alone.
About the reaction of people, especially women, who feel like they didn't do enough to help during the election campaign: "What's more common is people bursting into tears".
"I am done with being a candidate", Clinton said on CBS's "Sunday Morning". "There have been a lot more happy days than sad or angry days". "At the end of the day, I think Comey cost me the election", she said, before adding that Republicans who were seeking tax cuts and conservative supreme court seats as responsible parties were responsible, too. About 50 percent of reviewers had given it five stars and 49 percent only one star.
When reached by phone, a company spokeswoman would not comment on the record when asked what it might mean that the company tries to ensure that the "voices of the many" do not drown out the "voices of the few". "And we practiced - the young man who played Trump practiced stalking me".
In this election, policies, messaging and campaign effectiveness hardly seemed to matter. Once her primary campaign against Barack Obama was over, "it was over", and Clinton quickly moved to unite the party behind President Obama because she believed it was important. Wonk that she is ("If you're unconvinced that friends are worth it, consider the data", she writes), that is a surpassing humiliation.
Hillary Clinton may have been a special kind of lightning rod, but the elements that brought her down are still bristling in our atmosphere, ready to strike again, and we need to face them.