For Hillary Clinton’s chief strategists, the unique challenge of addressing working-class and white rural frustrations while cheerleading the Obama economy proved too difficult a riddle, and they chose in the end to focus their efforts elsewhere, much to Bill Clinton’s reported protestation.
The former president saw early during the Democratic primary that his wife had a real problem connecting with these voters, many of whom overwhelmingly preferred Sanders message on jobs and trade.
Bill Clinton reportedly warned the campaign that they needed to address the issue immediately, but “his advice fell on deaf ears.”
Team Hillary preferred to listen to her gay hipster Millenial campaign manager, Robby Mook, who according to his Wiki bio is a lifelong party hack with no experience in the real world.
“Hillary Clinton’s 36 year old campaign manager, Robby Mook, dismissed the advice of the 70 year old former president as the ravings of an aged athlete desperate to regain his former glory, and insisted instead that young, Latino and black voters were the key to winning 2016.’
Bill is a much better
liar politician than Hillary. Also, she’s been riding his coat-tails her entire career, and now she decides to ditch his advice? Dumb move.
Also, no man over the age of eight should be going by the name “Robby” unless he’s a blues musician.
Rather than listen to people, the Hillary Campaign was in thrall to a complex algorithm called Ada, that the campaign relied on completely for determining where to put add and GOTV resources, and where to haul Hillary for campaign appearances. Ada told them Wisconsin was in the bag, so Hillary ignored the state completely. It not only went for Trump, it also re-elected Republican Senator Ron Jonson over left-wing icon Russ Feingold. Ada did tell them that Michigan and Pennsylvanian were “on the bubble,” but it couldn’t tell them what they didn’t want to hear: Voters cared more about jobs and economic security than gun control, climate change, and transgender bathrooms.
THE HILLARY CAMPAIGN IN ONE SENTENCE: “One source said a staffer in Brooklyn was dedicated to rural outreach.”
I think to a Democrat Brooklyn Hipster, “Rural” means “Suffolk County in Long Island.”
Probably did his research by hanging out at organic markets.