Guess she is another "All about me politicians" I guess it was inconsiderate of him to die with such poor timing. No one to spar with to pump up her base?
Current politics remind me of this quote from "Wicked" the musical. The wizard told Elphaba when asked why he was behind creating the animals to be enemies when previously revered.
"Where I'm from, the best way to bring people together.... is to give them a really good enemy."