Hillary Clinton has declared her intention to get involved in the 2018 midterm elections, and Republicans have responded not with fear but in triumphant jubilation. It is not difficult to see why- Hillary Clinton has been a loser for the Democrats twice over.
The Republicans see the 2018 midterm election as another chance to offer themselves as a complete contrast to Hillary. Former Republican National Committee communications director Dough Heye said: “Hillary Clinton is a face that Republicans would love to have out there as much as possible and Democrats want to see as little as possible. Hillary Clinton was and is a divisive figure in the party.”
Clinton announced her 2018 plans when she made a lengthy speech on Wednesday where she again had a litany of people to blame for her humiliating loss in last year’s presidential election. Among those Hillary blamed were President Trump himself, her own allies at the Democratic National Committee, the Russians, and even included the media for “overplaying” the issue regarding her private email server scandal which she dismissed as a non-issue. She did not mention that the mainstream media were solidly on her side, with many of them even going as far as openly endorsing her.
Hillary’s sorry speech prompted many negative reactions, with people saying she’s blaming everybody else except the one person most at fault for her crushing loss: her own self. Many criticized her for her inability to take responsibility for her defeat. Republican groups are, however, liking the idea of using her as a foil to raise money.
The National Republican Senatorial Committee and the National Republican Congressional Committee, two campaign arms of the GOP, both plan to fundraise off Clinton in the coming days and weeks, similar to how they have fundraised off Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Nancy Pelosi, both Democrats.
The NRCC is set to use Clinton in states like Minnesota, Maine and Ohio against various Democratic candidates.
NRCC spokesman Matt Gorman said: “The NRCC would welcome Hillary Clinton getting back out on the campaign trail with Democratic candidates. She’s still, in so many battleground districts across the country, unbelievably unpopular, and an overwhelming amount of voters still find her to be unworthy.”