… and Hillary Clinton
The Washington elite were out-of-touch, the Democrats failed to communicate with ordinary voters, the party machine assumed she was the only possible contender for the nomination.
If I was asked for one word to sum up these deficiencies and explain why Hillary Clinton didn’t win the US presidential election, I would choose this one: smugness.
I think that’s why not enough people fancied voting for her. They reckoned she was smug.
It’s quite an easy trap to fall into, smugness. If you believe you are in the right, or you have done really well at something, you are going to be pleased with yourself. It’s human nature.
In my case, when I’ve convinced myself that I’m right about something, I sometimes have that nice feeling of superiority over people who do not share my view. So maybe I’m smug – but only about whatever it is…
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