According to Doug Schoen, it is time for Hillary Clinton to get off the stage. This is a strong statement because Douglas E. Schoen has been one of the most influential Democratic campaign consultants for over 30 years. He was one of Clinton’s advisors for the 20or campaign. Mr. Schoen knows when to hold them and he knows when to fold them. He is advising her to “step down.” I think they should just give her the hook.
As Written By John Sexton for Hot Air:
Hillary confirmed today that she is definitely not running for president ever again. “I am done with being a candidate but I am not done with politics because I literally believe our country’s future is at stake,” Clinton said in an interview.
But Doug Schoen, who worked on Hillary’s 2008 campaign, says that’s not enough. In a piece at the Hill, Schoen writes it is time for her to “step off” the stage:
Today, the likelihood of Clinton exiting the national spotlight and allowing a new generation of party leaders to emerge appears to be slim. Clinton’s continued effort to be a leading figure in the party could severely hurt chances for Democrats in 2018, as well as 2020. As I have said before, her terribly unclear agenda, lack of a plan for economic growth and distasteful attacks against Republicans all led to her inevitable loss. She simply does not stand for anything…
The Democratic Party must move on from Clinton and promote an alternative agenda. They need to put the past behind them and get back to work for the American people. Sticking to an unpopular candidate with an unpopular message will only leave the party continuously unpopular. Clinton’s self-promotion deters this process and intensifies the problems that Democrats already have……….
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