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Wednesday, 13 September 2017 18:47

Hillary Clinton still can't say why she wanted to be president

Written by  Becket Adams

One of Hillary Clinton's greatest struggles in the 2016 election was answering this simple question: Why do you want to be president?

Her campaign went through various iterations of responses to this obvious and well-worn inquiry, but they never came up with something that stuck.

They were never able to explain the why of her candidacy, which was a problem from day one, according to Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes' Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign.

It has been almost a year since Election Day. Clinton has published a 500-plus-page book, titled What Happened, which recounts the 2016 election from her point of view.

And she still can't say why she wanted to be president.

"I ran for President because I thought I'd be good at the job," she wrote in her book. "I thought that of all the people who might run, I had the most relevant experience, meaningful accomplishments, and ambitious but achievable proposals, as well as the temperament to get things done in Washington."

She added:

America was doing better than any other major country, but there was still too much inequality and too little economic growth. Our diversity was an advantage, spurring creativity and vitality, but rapid social and economic change alienated people who thought too much was happening too fast and felt left out.

Read more at The Washington Examiner

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