Hillary Clinton: “This Can’t Be Another ‘Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda’ Election”
“For four years, people have told me, ‘I didn’t realize how dangerous he was,’ ‘I wish I could do it all over’ or, worst, ‘I should have voted.’”
Former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton spoke from her home in Chappaqua, NY at the third night of the 2020 virtual Democratic National Convention to implore voters not to repeat 2016’s election — when she lost to President Trump despite winning the popular vote.
“For four years, people have told me, ‘I didn’t realize how dangerous he was,’ ‘I wish I could do it all over’ or, worst, ‘I should have voted,’” she said. “Look, this can’t be another ‘woulda, coulda, shoulda’ election.”
Clinton urged Americans to vote by mail, request mail-in ballots as soon as possible, and to become poll workers — but beyond all, no matter what, just simply vote.
Clinton praised former Vice President Joe Biden as someone who knows how to unify, but also warned that he and vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris could face a similar election catastrophe if voters are active enough.
“Don’t forget Joe and Kamala can win three million more votes and still lose. Take it from me. So we need numbers overwhelming, so Trump can’t sneak or steal his way to victory," she said.
She also praised Harris as being "relentless in the pursuit of justice, and uncommonly kind," as well as someone who will be able to handle the vitriol she will inevitably face on the campaign trail.
“I know a thing or two about the slings and arrows coming her way. Kamala can handle them all," Clinton said. "This is the team to pull our nation back from the brink and build back better. But they can’t do it without all of us."