Hillary Clinton lost the election because Hillary Clinton was a terrible candidate who ran a terrible campaign. She had no message for the middle-class that have been screwed over by all of the stupid policies that have resulted in what the mainstream media describes as "the disappearing middle class". We don't describe the Holocaust as an annoying detail of "disappearing Jews", yet we describe the carnage on millions of Americans in this country that have been in an economic genocide for the last thirty years as exactly that - a disappearing middle-class.
Hillary Clinton lost the election because she didn't have a message for the middle-class, which, as a result, alienated the middle class. That is how she lost the states in the Midwest.
She also lost 33% of the women's vote because 33% of the women in this country are affected by the epidemic of rape, assault, and violence against women and Hillary Clinton had nothing to offer with respect to policy for addressing what has to be the real issue affecting women in society more than any other issue for women in society. Violence against women has become normalized and mainstreamed. Women who are affected by this are treated with indifference and even disdain. The most glaring example of this is when Hillary Clinton was confronted with this issue in the debate against Donald Trump.
The "Access Hollywood" tape of Donald Trump saying offensive things about women in what he thought was a private conversation eleven years ago was repeated on the air 24/7 for weeks, if not months, as the excuse for why he should not be elected President. The theory was that if he said something offensive in what he thought was a private conversation eleven years ago, it meant that he should not be trusted to look out for women as President.
However, in the debate, when confronted about this "Access Hollywood" tape, he said that he thought it was a private conversation and it wasn't intended for anyone else or to offend anyone, but they were just words. They were not actions. He brought to the debate Paula Jones who had been sexually assaulted by Bill Clinton, and Kathy Shelton, who was brutally raped when she was 12 years old. Hillary Clinton defended Kathy Shelton's rapist, claiming that Kathy was a promiscuous 12 year old who lusted after older men. In other words, a 12 year old who had internal stitches from being raped so badly that she could never have children because of the permanent internal damage, had "asked for it". That was the legal argument that Hillary Clinton had provided in defense of this rapist. The legal argument that a known rapist should be set free because a 12 year old girl "asked for it".
When Hillary Clinton was confronted with this at the debate, that was the opportunity for Hillary Clinton to establish her position on this serious issue that affects 33% of the women in this country. However, at the debate, the female presidential candidate who claimed to be the champion for women's rights had absolutely nothing to offer on policy for this issue. Instead, she re-victimized these women all over again - chastising them for coming forward by calling them liars and saying that the were going low, and when "they go low, we go high" with a position that SHE was the victim of these women who had the guts to speak up and come forward about what had happened to them.
It is not a coincidence that Hillary lost 33% of the women's vote and that 33% of the women in this country are affected by rape, assault, and violence in this country. When Hillary Clinton re-victimized Kathy Shelton and Paula Jones, she re-victimized and called liars and shrouded in shame the 33% of the women in this country that are affected by this epidemic of violence against women.
Those are the women who spoke up at the ballot box at the 2016 election. I was one of them.
Here is the excerpt from the debate that cost Hillary Clinton the election.
First she laughs at Kathy Shelton and Paula Jones, then she calls them liars, then she says they're going low, and then she says that she is the victim and superior to them taking the high road, publicly shaming them for coming forward and speaking up on this epidemic that affects 33% of the women in this country.
Hillary did not lose the election because of Russia, or voter fraud, or facebook, or anybody or anything else that she wants to blame for her failure to win the election. Hillary lost the election because she deserved to lose the election. She is 100% responsible for her loss, nobody else.