Chicago Tribune

Balancing Act: Hillary Clinton in new book 'What Happened' shoulders blame, takes aim

The belief that Hillary Rodham Clinton should not have written "What Happened," her account of the 2016 presidential election, is so patently absurd that I'm loath to even address it.

It's also so widely held that I'm loath not to.

Journalist Kurt Eichenwald, echoing legions, tweeted last week, "I can't think of any other losing candidate for president who wrote a book explaining the defeat. Bad move."

"I voted for her, I gave money to her, I think it's time for her to move on," television producer David Mandel told The New York Times. "I want some room on the stage."

Thankfully, Clinton doesn't need anyone's blessing to tell her story. All she needs is an audience, and she'll find one. Her recently released book, has spent three weeks on Amazon's best-sellers list.

Clinton is a two-term United States senator, former secretary of state and eight-year resident

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune2 min read
Bears Release Prince Amukamara And Taylor Gabriel, Clearing $13.5 Million In Salary-cap Space
CHICAGO - The Bears will head to the scouting combine in Indianapolis next week in search of a starting cornerback and a vertical threat on offense. The Bears on Friday released veteran cornerback Prince Amukamara, who started 42 games for them over
Chicago Tribune5 min read
Phil Rosenthal: Winners And Losers From NBA All-Star Weekend, Including That Scene-setting Chicago Video, Common's Rhymes, Cold Weather Complaints And Of Course, GarPax
CHICAGO - Can we all agree not just that Sunday's NBA All-Star Game was a lot of fun to watch, but the video scene-setter that celebrated Chicago and Chicagoans was wonderful? It made you feel good about being a Chicago-area resident, which isn't alw
Chicago Tribune4 min read
Dahleen Glanton: It's Tough Being A Democratic Voter If You're Not A Clairvoyant
If this were a normal presidential election, most Democrats would have decided by now whom they would vote for in the primaries. They simply would have weighed each candidate's message and decided which aligned most closely with their own. That's how