Democrats have reached a point where they don’t even want failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton involved in their re-election campaigns. This is a true sign of the damage that Mrs. Clinton not only did to herself but the country as a whole.
Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), is coming up for reelection in 2018. According to The Washington Examiner, Manchin made a startling confession when asked if he would like to have Clinton come rally for him, “It wouldn’t be wise for Hillary to come to West Virginia. It wouldn’t be a good thing for her or for me.” It sounds like Clinton is so toxic that even the Democrats are shunning her.
Manchin was asked the question last Sunday when he appeared on MSNBC‘s Kasie DC.The interview opened up by asking if he was a “dead man walking,” following President Donald Trump’s wide margin win in West Virginia.
He explained that he didn’t think so. He clarified a bit further, “I’m just West Virginia, period. It’s not Democrat, Republican to me.”
Manchin did not hesitate to immediately shut down requests for Hillary Clinton when he was asked.
The reason he gave for his statement has to do with the way Clinton was talking about “coal country” when she was running for President. Manchin said that Clinton’s comments during 2016 about coal country were not in line with the values of his state.
Then, Clinton had stated, “‘We’re going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business,” a promise referring to her environmental policies that would have killed coal business.
This message apparently did not sit well with the people of West Virginia. West Virginia is known as the heart of coal country. If Clinton were to come in and support Manchin, Clinton’s message would be associated with him and likely destroy his chance of being reelected.
Clinton stated that she wanted to stop the coal mines and create a $30 billion program that would help miners transition to renewable energy and therefore create jobs. She knew that she made a mistake because she called her previously mentioned statement a “misstatement.”
Manchin supported Clinton when she was running for president, but her remarks about coal country left him uncomfortable. He went as far as to say that her remarks were “horrible.”
Clinton is currently out on the campaign trail helping to get Democrats reelected for the 2018 elections, as well as promoting her book, What Happened. One must wonder how many other Democrats don’t want her help or support in their campaigns due to her comments that did not ring true with most of America.
It seems that she was trying to appeal to New York and California, but apparently forgot about all of the states in the middle. It is for this reason, among other things, that she didn’t win the presidential election. There is more to the country than just the hard-Left areas. If the Democrats ever hope to hold their positions, they would do best to follow Manchin’s lead.