While criticizing Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign in a Monday Rolling Stone article, a Democratic strategist called it “a fucking piece of shit,” claiming that it lacked vision and focused on negative messaging.
“At a really fundamental level we gotta get people to acknowledge what a fucking piece of shit her campaign was, because Donald Trump should not have won this election,” the “longtime Democratic strategist” said.
“Yes, Comey happened,” he noted. “And yes, the Russians happened. But she had more money than God, and they spent all of it trashing him [Trump] and not actually rebutting his ideological agenda.”
According to the strategist, Clinton attacked Trump constantly for reasons unrelated to policy, and was unsuccessful at presenting a compelling vision to counter Trump’s messaging.
“The country’s waking up shocked to what he’s doing because Hillary didn’t actually explain to anybody what he was going to do when he became president,” the strategist said. “We focused on him groping people — and not on him saying he was going to end our alliance with Europe or he was going to strip health care. It was an amazing failure of our politics to make our case.”
Clinton views things differently. During a televised interview at the Code Conference in May, she said, “I made mistakes, but that’s not why I lost.”
Clinton then listed some of the factors outside her control that caused her to lose the presidential race.
“I get the nomination, and I inherit nothing from the Democratic Party,” Clinton said. “It was bankrupt. It was on the verge of insolvency. Its data was mediocre to poor, nonexistent, wrong. I had to inject money into the DNC to keep it going.”
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