Former Obama adviser David Axelrod dropped a little more truth on the hosts of CNN's New Day this morning than they were expecting when they asked him to weigh in on Hillary blaming her 2016 defeat on Comey and WikiLeaks. Rather than knocking the softball out of the park by blasting Comey and 'Russian interference," Axelrod decided to say what most people are thinking when he concluded: "If I were her, I would move on."
"It takes a lot of work to lose to Donald Trump. Let me tell you, he was the least popular presidential candidate to win in the history of polling."
"First of all let me say that the 2016 race was a miserable slog and nobody in America is eager to re-litigate it except the combatants who keep going back to it."
"She has a legitimate beef because Comey's letter was instrumental I think in her defeat, so in a narrow sense she is right about it."
"But Jim Comey didn't tell her not to campaign in Wisconsin after the convention. Jim Comey didn't say don't put any resources into Michigan until the final week of the campaign."
"And one of the things that hindered her in the campaign was a sense that she never fully was willing to take responsibility for her mistakes, particularly that server."
"If I were her, if I were advising her, I would say, 'Don't do this. Don't go back and appear as if you're shifting responsibility.' ... She said the words 'I'm responsible,' but the — everything else suggested that she doesn't really feel that way."
"And I don't think that helps her in the long run, so if I were her I would move on."
Of course, Axelrod's comments come the day after Hillary appeared at a 'Women for Women' event in New York yesterday to blame everyone under the sun for her election defeat aside from herself.
“If the election had been on Oct. 27, I would be your president."
“It wasn’t a perfect campaign — there is no such thing — but I was on the way to winning until a combination of Jim Comey’s letter on Oct. 28 and Russian WikiLeaks raised doubts in the minds of people who were inclined to vote for me and got scared off.”
Meanwhile, Kellyanne Conway also decided to weigh in on Hillary's blame game over twitter, signing her tweet "From: Woman in the White House."
You Ignored WI— Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) May 3, 2017
Called us deplorable/irredeemable
Had oodles of $$ & no message
Lost to a better candidate
From: Woman in the White House https://t.co/bJQ0xbXwH3
Of course, those criminal investigations, secret meetings between Bill Clinton and Attorney General Loretta Lynch and mysterious, recurring bouts of 'pneumonia' had nothing to do with Hillary's loss.