According to U.S. News & World Report, Hillary Clinton’s upcoming memoir, titled What Happened, is none too kind to her chief rival for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, Bernie Sanders.
As a matter of fact, it’s clear from what Clinton has to say in the new book that she flatly blames Sanders for Democrats losing the White House, essentially accusing him of making a try for the party nomination that was insincere.
Clinton writes at one point that “[Bernie Sanders] isn't a Democrat. He didn't get into the race to make sure a Democrat won the White House, he got in to disrupt the Democratic Party.” Clinton’s jab about Sanders not having a formal affiliation with the party refers to the fact that he has been an independent throughout most of his popular political career.
Clinton says, as well, that Sanders disingenuously resonated with much of the electorate by promising the moon, but without a feasible way to pay for any of it. Illustrating his posture using an allegory, Clinton writes that Sanders promised everyone in America a pony, but without clarifying any way to pay for everyone to have a pony.
As excerpts from the book are released, Mrs. Clinton is taking a beating in the court of public opinion, with even those on the left seemingly weary of her embittered posture and unwillingness to accept genuine personal responsibility for her inability to prevail last November.
What Happened is scheduled for release September 12 by publisher Simon & Schuster.
By Robert G. Yetman, Jr. Editor At Large