By every indication, Hillary Clinton’s 2020 campaign is already in big trouble. Don’t look for her to give up any time soon, however, because in Hillary’s delusional mind— it’s still her turn.
On the first stop of the Clintons 13-city speaking tour, Bill and Hillary spoke to a mostly empty stadium in Toronto, Canada, while Hillary coughed her way through her time on stage.
Hillary Clinton had another coughing episode at a recent event.
(I'm not making fun of her) pic.twitter.com/swhFD5CN2W
— Austen Fletcher (@fleccas) November 28, 2018
Their next stop was Montreal, where the Hillary pushed the
Clinton “charitable” Foundation, family slush fund, that’s seen a whopping 58% drop in donations since Hillary lost the election. She also pushed the benefits of living in Canada versus the United States.
“Canada has done such a good job of both managing its contemporary diversity and it has a very interesting immigration system,” he said at the Bell Centre, where he and his wife, former U.S. secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton, made their second stop on a paid speaking tour of North America. –
“And yet it’s still Canada. And I just think that you can model the idea that you can become more diverse and still keep your culture and your values. It’s really very good for a modern economy. The United States will have to return to that if it expects to play a positive role in the future.” Montreal Gazette.
Hillary Clinton also suggested Canada is superior to the United States.
“I also really applaud the economic model,” she said, noting that the country has socialized health care while still “having one of the most dynamic economies for building the middle class of any place in the world.”
At least one prominent member of the liberal media, and former Hillary cheerleader isn’t buying into the pitiful Hillary and Bill show. In fact, in her recent piece for The New York Times, the opinionated Maureen Dowd goes scorched earth on the “money-grubbing” Clintons.
Here’s a portion of Dowd’s scathing review of the “money grubbing” Clinton’s in Toronto, their first stop on the couple’s lackluster speaking tour of North America:
The snow is falling lightly.
My thoughts are racing darkly.
I’m feeling something foreign, something I’ve never felt before. It takes me a moment to identify it.
I’m feeling sorry for the Clintons.
In the 27 years I’ve covered Bill and Hillary, I’ve experienced a range of emotions. They’ve dazzled me and they’ve disgusted me.
But now they’re mystifying me.
I’m looking around Scotiabank Arena, the home of the Toronto Maple Leafs, and it’s a depressing sight. It’s two-for-the-price-of-one in half the arena. The hockey rink is half curtained off, but even with that, organizers are scrambling at the last minute to cordon off more sections behind thick black curtains, they say due to a lack of sales. I paid $177 weeks in advance. (I passed on the pricey meet-and-greet option.) On the day of the event, some unsold tickets are slashed to single digits.
I get reassigned to another section as the Clintons’ audience space shrinks. But even with all the herding, I’m still looking at large swaths of empty seats — and I cringe at the thought that the Clintons will look out and see that, too. It was only four years ago, after all, that Canadians were clamoring to buy tickets to see the woman who seemed headed for history.
What is the point? It’s not inspirational. It’s not for charity. They’re not raising awareness about a cause, like Al Gore with global warming. They’re only raising awareness about the Clintons.
It can’t be the money at this point. Have they even spent all the Goldman gold yet? Do they want to swim in their cash like Scrooge McDuck?
The Clintons’ tin cup is worthy of the Smithsonian. They hoovered more than $2 billion in contributions to their campaigns, foundation and philanthropies.
Some in Clintonworld say Hillary fully intends to be the nominee. Once more, in Toronto, she didn’t rule it out, dodging the question with a lame joke. She carries herself with the air of a president in exile. Her consigliere, Philippe Reines, has prodded reporters on including her name when they write about 2020 candidates.
The Clintons refuse to be discarded. It has been their joint project for half a century to be at the center of the public scene and debate. The way that the whole thing came crashing down in 2016 is too hard for them to bear. They would like to rewrite the ending, but there is no way to do that.
Their pathological need to be relevant in America is belied by a Canadian arena, where stretches of empty seats bear witness to the passing of their relevance.
It’s a pity.