And the hits just keep on coming for poor, poor Hillary Clinton, as not only is Donald Trump catching up to her in many polls and the GOP trouncing her party in voter registration in several key states, her new book is bombing too.Yes, Hillary “Liar, Liar Pantsuit on Fire” Clinton has a brand spanking new book out that’s the perfect gift for those in need of overpriced fire kindling.
Stronger Together is essentially an outline of Clinton’s policy positions and what she plans to do once she’s in office, heaven forbid she win the election.Rest assured it’s probably a diabolical mess of progressive socialism.
However, it seems there’s not a whole lot of folks interested in having blood squirt from their eyes, which might be one reason why no one is buying it.The NY Times reports, Hillary Clinton’s newest book, “Stronger Together,” which provides a policy blueprint for where she hopes to take the country if she is elected president, sold just 2,912 copies in its first week on sale, according to Nielsen BookScan.
Both Mrs. Clinton and her running mate, Senator Tim Kaine, have promoted the book on the campaign trail, but the sales figure, which tallies about 80 percent of booksellers nationwide and does not include e-books, firmly makes the book what the publishing industry would consider a flop.
First-week sales typically account for around a third of the total sold, thanks to the publicity blitzes that accompany publishers’ biggest releases. By comparison, Mrs. Clinton’s 2014 memoir, “Hard Choices,” which also fell short of expectations, sold more than 85,000 copies in its first week.Candidates often release hurriedly-written books during their campaigns, often aimed at spreading their message and attracting publicity, rather than topping the best-seller charts.
Named after the campaign’s slogan, “Stronger Together” offers readers, according to the book jacket, “specific and practical solutions, while also articulating a bold and expansive vision of change and renewal.”
Its roughly 250 pages intersperse bullet-point policy ideas, like “launch a national initiative for suicide prevention” and “humanely address the Central American migrant crisis,” with photographs of Mrs. Clinton and Mr. Kaine on the campaign trail, charts in the campaign’s signature chunky font and highlights from Mrs. Clinton’s speeches.
Aides said that the proceeds were going to charity, and that the release was part of a larger plan to more clearly communicate Mrs. Clinton’s vision for the country, rather than just her case against Donald J. Trump, her Republican opponent.The real question this brings to mind is whether or not there’s anything Clinton puts her hand to where she doesn’t fail? At this point, the answer would be a resounding “no.”
It seems Hillary still hasn’t gotten a clue yet. Not only do most conservatives despise her and her corrupt politics, but even those in her own party have grown tired of her antics, deeming her untrustworthy.
She’s a typical establishment politician, and many Democrats are also sick of the same old, same old, which is why her unpopularity rating is going through the roof.
The failure of this book just puts the disdain a large portion of the American public really have for her on public display. Now, if only she’d take a hint and just drop out.
[Note: This article was written by Michael Cantrell]