In some of her most biting criticism for her former boss, Clinton also wonders in her book whether a more forceful public response from then-President Barack Obama could have helped remedy the problems caused by Moscow's attempted meddling.
"I do wonder sometimes about what would have happened if President Obama had made a televised address to the nation in the fall of 2016 warning that our democracy was under attack," she writes. "Maybe more Americans would have woken up to the threat in time. We'll never know."
We actually have a response from President Obama.
Look, we're not in the business of defending Obama, but after two terms of being a relatively popular president (obviously not with us or any of you), he couldn't have set up a successor any more perfectly than he did. All Hillary had to do was a run a remotely competent campaign against a guy who got his party's nomination with only like 38% of primary voters (I think) voting for him. All she had to do was be a better political candidate than a reality TV star.
Also, note to Hillary Clinton: America isn't a democracy. It's a constitutional, representative republic. If you're going to throw Obama under your bus (
which might be leaking poo
) if you could accurately describe our nation which thankfully rejected you as women reject your husband's advances, that would be great.