I have REPEATEDLY emphasized here at the PDog the fact that Hillary Clinton NEVER liked campaigning….
Hillary Clinton put it off for as long as she could each time she ran …
And that Hillary Clinton lacks the basic political sense of feel that her husband, George Bush, Barack Obama and Yes…Even Donald Trump has….
Despite her negative’s though?
She WAS able to beat Trump by almost THREE MILLION votes last November….
Everyone agreed that Clinton WAS qualified to BE President….
But that is only part of the deal….
Ya gotta win the job, and on her second try?
Hillary Clinton lost AGAIN….
(No ONE could say with a passion that they wanted to vote her)
This time by less than a 100,000 votes out of roughly 130,000, 000 votes…..
The underlying problem ‘Shattered ‘ points out is….. Her misteps from her 2008 try…. Were still there in her 2016 run, 8 years later….The authors lay the blame mostly on Clinton….
CreditPatricia Wall/The New York Times
In their compelling new book, “Shattered,” the journalists Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes write that Clinton’s loss suddenly made sense of all the reporting they had been doing for a year and a half — reporting that had turned up all sorts of “foreboding signs” that often seemed at odds, in real time, with indications that Clinton was the favorite to win. Although the Clinton campaign was widely covered, and many autopsies have been conducted in the last several months, the blow-by-blow details in “Shattered” — and the observations made here by campaign and Democratic Party insiders — are nothing less than devastating, sure to dismay not just her supporters but also everyone who cares about the outcome and momentous consequences of the election.
In fact, the portrait of the Clinton campaign that emerges from these pages is that of a Titanic-like disaster: an epic fail made up of a series of perverse and often avoidable missteps by an out-of-touch candidate and her strife-ridden staff that turned “a winnable race” into “another iceberg-seeking campaign ship.”
It’s the story of a wildly dysfunctional and “spirit-crushing” campaign that embraced a flawed strategy (based on flawed data) and that failed, repeatedly, to correct course. A passive-aggressive campaign that neglected to act on warning flares sent up by Democratic operatives on the ground in crucial swing states, and that ignored the advice of the candidate’s husband, former President Bill Clinton, and other Democratic Party elders, who argued that the campaign needed to work harder to persuade undecided and ambivalent voters (like working-class whites and millennials), instead of focusing so insistently on turning out core supporters.
“Our failure to reach out to white voters, like literally from the New Hampshire primary on, it never changed,” one campaign official is quoted as saying….
Hillary Clinton image….politifact.com