In an open letter to Hillary Clinton in his latest New York Times op-ed entitled "Hillary, This Is Why Democrats Are Still Struggling," David Brooks begins by saying:
"Donald Trump has presented you with an amazing opportunity to become a world historical figure! If you crush him in this election, you could create a new Democratic majority and reduce the G.O.P. to an ever-declining rump of ethnic nationalism. On the other hand, if you fail to beat Trump, you will go down as America’s most hapless political loser and be vilified forever for enabling an era of American Putinism."
Indeed, Hillary should be worried. As reported by CNN yesterday, Trump is now leading Clinton by five percentage points in a four-way matchup, and by three percentage points when matched head-to-head.
"Imagine if you displayed honest self-appraisal and even moments of remorse. You’d have the world rooting for you, not against you."
Honest self-appraisal and remorse from Hillary, a narcissist who, like Trump (although perhaps not on the same order of magnitude), is consumed with feelings of entitlement? David, you cannot expect this from Hillary, as evidenced by her refusal to come to terms with FBI Director Comey's conclusions.
The world would be rooting for Hillary and not against her? Sorry, David, but it's too late. Maybe if she had flown into Dallas immediately after the massacre earlier this month (remember how she claimed to have flown into Bosnia under sniper fire), but instead she cancelled all campaign events.
Heck, Hillary has gone more than 200 days without a news conference. Honest self-appraisal simply isn't in the cards.