Hillary Clinton offers lessons learned as book tour hits Seattle
SEATTLE – Former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton came through town Monday night to pull back the curtain on her life in politics, share mistakes made in her presidential run and show how people can be a force for change.
It was all part of a book tour that came through the Paramount Theater for a sold out show.
“In the past, I've often felt like I had to be careful in public, to keep my guard up. well those days are over,” Clinton said towards the start of the event, after walking in to a standing ovation.
Clinton is in the final legs of a 15-city book tour, and offered a glimpse into her personal struggles since losing the election. She said she hopes her book, titled “What Happened,” serves to inspire more women to make the leap into politics.
While her memoir looks at the mis-steps of the campaign, her talk at the Paramount took a hard look at Russian influence during the election, and what she predicts will be terrible outcomes of the Republican tax bill.
Clinton's own political career may be over, but she said she'll never back down from standing up for what's right.
“I’m not going anywhere except right in the middle of the debate about our future so thank you all very much," Clinton said.
Clinton did not take questions from the media, but did offer VIP access for key donors. Her book tour heads to Portland next, then wraps up in Vancouver, British Columbia.