Some believe Vice President Joe Biden could have taken the 2016 election in a walk, but it was Hillary’s turn, right? Biden had quite a bit to say to Michael A. Memoli about the election in an interview published in the Los Angeles Times Thursday, but CNN managed to get right to the point in its tweet:
— CNN (@CNN) December 23, 2016
Before awarding Biden points for brutal honesty, note that he dismisses as unfair any suggestion that it was “raw ambition or a desire to move back to the White House” that compelled her to run for president (again).
@CNN she knew why she was running; selfish power and money. It's all the Clinton's know.
— HarfsGlasses (@lion000) December 23, 2016
No, he said it wasn’t raw ambition.
@CNN hum hello? Power…money..greed. Delusions….
— deplorable USMC Mom (@Amyloukingery) December 23, 2016
@CNN Uhh..for the power?…The Clintons love them some power…..
— Liberal Troll Magnet (@DeplorableFish) December 23, 2016
@CNN ? pretty sure it had something to do with wanting to be president.
— Christopher T (@siimchristopher) December 23, 2016
— Sergei (@MrToronto1) December 23, 2016
@CNN She knew exactly why she was running….to make money for the Clinton Foundation.
— JDubbs (@dubbs0624) December 23, 2016
@CNN She ran for her dream of being first woman president and to keep money flowing into Clinton Foundation.
— Michael (@MichaelBuffa) December 23, 2016
@CNN She planned for this for 4 yrs & didn't know why she was running!? She felt Entitled to it
— ohuhbubb (@ohuhbubb) December 23, 2016
@CNN Because like 2008 she thought she was entitled to the Presidency.
— soldotnastan (@soldotnastan) December 23, 2016
@CNN She erroneously thought it was her turn. Her right. People just don't like her.
— Jane Tomashaska (@Jane_Tomashaska) December 23, 2016
— Fuzzy Bubba (@fuzzybubba1) December 23, 2016
@CNN I could tell. A big reason why she never "sold it" to me.
— Jenny Caldwell (@runzwith2feet) December 23, 2016
Biden’s guess? She was driven by a sense of duty to shatter that glass ceiling and open “a whole range of new vistas to women,” though the pressure of being the first woman with a real shot at the job “was a real burden on her” — so it turns out she did have something in common with the average American after all … the burden of watching her campaign.
Seriously, though: Biden does share some valuable insight into her loss — not enough that we don’t still enjoy reliving it again and again, though.
@CNN She was running for herself.. that was her problem. Its not all about her.
— SoccerDad698 (@SoccerDad698) December 23, 2016