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Why Hillary Lost: A Premature Obit

The blame game has already begun. Here's where Democrats will point the finger if she loses.

19/09/2016 8:05 PM AEST | Updated 21/09/2016 4:12 AM AEST
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WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 16: Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivers remarks at the Black Women's Agenda Symposium at the Rennaisance Hotel on September 16, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Leigh Vogel/WireImage)
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On the high, crenelated ramparts of Castle Clinton, a chill breeze is stirring ― a faint but gnawing sense that the White Walkers are coming, wearing “MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN” baseball caps on their skinless noggins.

If Donald Trump does sack the fortress, no one who lost the battle will want to admit it was Hillary Clinton’s fault. It will have had nothing to do with, say, “transparency” or calling bearded villagers “deplorables” or the Iraq War vote or the simple fact that middle-of-the-road Clintonism ran out of gas as a public philosophy.

No, other individuals, groups and forces will have to be blamed. In fact, they already are, pre-emptively. If Trump wins, we’re all going to be too busy moving to Canada to read the postmortems (or write them), so we offer them to you now: 

RANK REASON
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