With denialist Democrats blaming anyone and everyone else for Hillary Clinton’s stunning defeat, we feel compelled to point out that the real fault lay close to home: She ran a terrible campaign — fat, dumb and arrogant.
It wasn’t just the Clinton camp’s failure to ever settle on a message. Beyond the insipid “I’m with her” and “Stronger together” is the candidate’s failure to push any actual issues. Even her much-vaunted “ground game” was a disaster.
Just consider how she lost Michigan: In a detailed analysis, Politico reports that Clinton’s top aides — wedded to their computer data — angrily rebuffed local supporters who warned she was falling behind. “They believed they were smarter, which they weren’t,” noted one Democratic veteran.
As late as Election Day morning, Team Clinton was convinced she had a commanding 5-point lead in the state — which she lost by 10,000 votes.