Just moments ago, as I was reading this New Republic articleÂ referencing the problems of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign that have recently come to light, I wondered how she managed to do so well, particularly in the last three months of the primary campaign.
ReferencingÂ Joshua Green’s Atlantic article, E.J. Dionne writes that the Clinton campaign was:Â
riven by unresolved factional disputes, as well as the online publication of a trove of internal memos portraying a staff in strategic and tactical gridlock.Â
Factional disputes? A staff in gridlock? And yet the candidate won well over 50% of the vote in the concluding primaries against a better-funded rival who got more favorable media coverage?
What does that say about the political strength of Barack Obama? Will it really matter that he will have more resources at his disposal in the fall campaign?
Too soon to tell. But, it is striking that Hillary did so well against Obama despite a campaign in such disarray.