10. President Obama thought her handling of the server scandal “amounted to political malpractice.” – Mike Allen [Axios]
THE AUTOPSY is excruciating for many Hillary Clinton supporters, but it was inevitable.
Whether you read Shattered, by Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes, or read Mike Allen’s short take, many of HRC’s supporters remain convinced that events caused her downfall.
Wikileaks, Russia, James Comey, sexism…misogyny… [fill in the blank] … and then there was Bernie Sanders, who reportedly thought “I’m with her” was phony.
It wasn’t “phony” to me, but it was something that made me cringe because the emphasis on who is with whom went in the wrong direction. Hillary needed to be with the people, instead of trying to attract fans like a rock star. It went to the heart of the problem, which ended up being all about persona and personality. Voters were supposed to be “with her,” while she never got a handle on what she was going to do for voters, through crafting a message that made her case.
Secretary Clinton sank in the quicksand of throwing shade on Donald Trump, something that sunk every Republican who tried to beat him.
When you fail once at something that is perfect for your skill set, there are lessons you need to learn, but also things you must change.
When you fail twice at clinching a title that was meant for you, allowing an inferior opponent to best you, it’s time to admit you don’t know what the hell you’re doing.
The only person to blame for Hillary Clinton losing in November is the candidate. Any other post-mortem isn’t worth much because it’s steeped in the same defensive crouch that has cost Democrats their prominence across the country, as well as in Washington, D.C.
So far on Amazon, Shattered has garnered a lot of one-star reviews. It’s a rite of passage for any author on Amazon and doesn’t have anything to do with the quality of the book.
As for the email saga, President Obama was right.