Her message and how she is delivering it aren't resonating with those under 65, especially women. That rhetorical crime against voters dooms her to burn in the fires of irrelevance. She winds up there after a lifetime in politics. Here is an analysis of Clinton's inability to connect by Politico.
Clinton is not alone in being tone deaf. Pope Francis has become a scold. While in America, he didn't get it how much we ordinary people have been through since 9/11. Not only don't we feel safe. We have endured two recessions and a third one may be on the way.
Chris Christie's bluster caught up with him. Donald Trump does a much better version of that kind of performance art. And the Christie bullying shut down the possibility of a conversation. No surprise, voters chased him off the national stage. He can only achieve redemption if he learns how to listen.
How can the rest of us prevent becoming tone deaf? Never turn inward as Clinton, Pope Francis, and Christie have. The world is changing too fast to miss any developments. Bernie Sanders is among the politicos who know how to always stay out here, with the people.
Why do people turn inward? They get stuck on themselves. That's driven by early success. And, as every student of business knows: Nothing fails like success.