Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is allegedly throwing in the towel when it comes to running for public office after twice failing to secure the Oval Office, although she is not going to stop trying to make changes in politics as a private citizen.
“As an active politician, it’s over. I am done with being a candidate,” Clinton told CBS News in an interview given just prior to the Tuesday release of “What Happened,” her memoir recalling her 2016 defeat at the hands of Donald Trump. “But I am not done with politics because I literally believe that our country’s future is at stake.”
According to Clinton, the loss has taken its toll on her emotional state, and ten months later, she is only now starting to feel back to normal.
“I think I am good, but that doesn’t mean that I am complacent or resolved about what happened. It still is very painful,” she said.
In a press copy of the book obtained by Bloomberg News, Clinton suggests that she will fall into the mold of other failed presidential nominees.
“If Al Gore, John Kerry, John McCain, and Mitt Romney can find positive ways to contribute after their own election defeats, so can I,” she writes. “I will speak out on the causes I care about, campaign for other Democrats, and do whatever I can to build the infrastructure we need to succeed.”
While Clinton has finally fessed up to making mistakes during her campaign – calling her use of a private email address during her tenure as secretary of state “the most important of the mistakes I made” – she laid the ultimate blame at the feet of then-FBI Director James Comey.
“I believe that in spite of everything, we would have won the White House,” Clinton writes, claiming that it was Comey’s decision to re-open the email probe days before the election that cost her the win.