Now that Hillary Clinton fully explained “What Happened,” she is back on the campaign trail trying to raise money for fellow Democrats running for elections. Clinton is now raising funds for Virginia Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam. Northam, who is running for Governor of Virginia, faces a tight race against Republican candidate Ed Gillespie.
This might not be the best thing for candidates. Hillary not only lost the last presidential election, according to a recent poll from Rasmussen Reports, 61% of American voters believe the former First Lady and Secretary of State should retire from politics. Some are in fact surprised that she would take place on the campaign trail again.
Clinton, in defense of her actions, said that although she is prepared to retire as a political candidate, she is not ready to be leaving the political arena just yet. Her focus now is the organization she started called “Onward Together.”
“I am done with being a candidate,” Clinton said on CBS’s “Sunday Morning” earlier this month. “But I am not done with politics because I literally believe that our country’s future is at stake.” These comments did not sit well with some Democrats.
Clinton is caught between two worlds, and one is thrilled that their candidate is still speaking out on issues that were championed throughout her campaign. They like her talking about women’s issues or the inability of Donald Trump to function as president. But there is another world, even within the Democratic party, that feels she should stay far from the limelight.
One former Clinton fundraiser told “The Hill” this past month:
“The best thing she could do is disappear. She’s harming all of us because of her own selfishness. Honestly, I wish she’d just shut the f— up and go away.”
What are your thoughts on this issue? Should she speak out for candidates or just disappear?