Lack Of Message Hurt Hillary Clinton
As noted often on this blog I thought the lack of message from the Hillary Clinton campaign was a mistake. While I could write a lead paragraph on what Donald Trump stood for in the election it was harder to place the parts of Clinton’s hopes for America in the same format. She clearly had her policy goals but was not able to present then in a manner most easily understood by the voters.
Elizabeth Drew reports.
Throughout the campaign, blinders kept most of us from taking aboard a lot of what we were seeing: Hillary Clinton wasn’t giving people a reason to vote for her. ‘Stronger together’ meant what? It’s been reported that for much of the fall Bill Clinton worried that the leaders of his wife’s campaign were too fixated on their supposedly fearsome get-out-the-vote drive and were failing to craft a coherent message for her, and he chewed on the staff about this. Why Hillary Clinton didn’t develop a message is a puzzle. The reconstructions to come of her campaign should tell us why.