Hillary lost because she spent all her money by Super Tuesday, and
that she could deliver a “knock out” blow by that date. This,
even though she and the
Big Dog knew that the delegates were distributed proportionally.
Maybe it would be more accurate to call that "a
Mark Penn, her pollster
and advisor, did not know that though, and Harold Ickes and he had a
big blow up
over it as the first primaries approached. Harold Ickes was the
negotiator for Jesse Jackson who negotiated
proportional distribution of delegates back in 1988. Remember “what
does Jesse want”? That’s what he wanted.
But Hillary’s campaign was
set up to go for broke by Super Duper Tuesday, Feb 5, and win all the
(CA, NY, NJ, etc) . When she basically fought Barack to a tie at that
point, he had already invested in the next
round of primaries (DC, VA, MD) and organized at the grass
level. She had shot her wad. He pulled ahead by
150 delegates in DC-VA-MD, and Hillary had to lend her campaign 10 Mil
or so to keep going.
Then she became Susie Six
Pack and Annie Oakley, and fought Barack to more ties, in terms of
in PA, TX, NC, IN. But she lost by the margin of 150 that was picked up
in the “Potomac Primary” in MD-VA-DC
on Feb 12. Barack played the long game and ate her lunch right there.
So, if she had Ickes, how could she have been so dumb? Everybody was
afraid to talk to her and Bill
at points during the campaign, and Hill and Bill were only listening to
a small circle of advisors.
Presidential campaigns are often signals of how a White House will
work. Hill has some flaws as a listener.
And the GOP hate machine would have been all over her, just as it has
At least it had to catch its breath to figure out how to smear Barack.
Hillary came pre-smeared for them.
Listen, I gave Hill $1500 (a large proportion of my income) in July “07
(I have great pics of me, her, and Bill in
Terry McAulliff’s backyard fundraiser), and thought for sure she would
win. But she lost through a dumb primary strategy.
Those “racist” comments might have hurt Bill’s pride, but they did not
swing the election.
Being broke and without a plan between Feb 5 and Feb 12 for the Potomac
Primary is what did her in.
Kevin in Washington, DC
I don't think you can say that.
It's like "The
stock market went down today because..."
FOX News (and the Pigboy) were
building up Obama as "another JFK."
The whore media slammed Hillary at every stop and
semi-gave Obama a pass.
Clearly, they didn't want to spend the next 4-8 years on
old Clinton stories,
they wanted a new story to tell and Obama certainly was fresh and crisp
Funny, nobody asked why Republicans, FOX News and Rush
were pushing "America's
most liberal senator."
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