Interview with the authors of ‘Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign’ Charlie Rose Interview with Interview With Authors Aimee Parnes and Johnathan Allen
Recently something jumping out at me as watched the interviews on mainstream media of the writers of ‘Shattered’ by Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes’s. There book is a gripping behind the scenes account of how Hillary Clinton managed seize defeat from the jaws of victory to lose to the unlosable election to Donald Trump.
Hillary Clinton lost the unusable election through assembling a massive and inflexible campaign apparatus that sort to bully and intimidate traditional progressive voters and campaigner workers, by fixating on racial demographical data and rejecting support for the working class and failing miserably to outline how Hillary’s use of a private email server to help raise funds for the Clinton Foundation whilst Secretary of State did not amount to corruption. She seemed inaccessible.
The book however looks to an academic argument by labelling the Hillary Clinton’s campaign greatest failure to her the inability of her campaign to construct an electable narrative. The authors belief is that Hillary Clinton failed to adequately outline why she was running for president despite having 21 different experienced speech writers all working o her campaign using reactionary talking points such as it’s her turn, by stating that she was prepared and by claiming Hillary’s best talking point was that she wasn’t Donald Trump.
It was never supposed to be this close. And of course she was supposed to win. How Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 election to Donald Trump is the riveting story of a sure thing gone off the rails. For every Comey revelation or hindsight acknowledgment about the electorate, no explanation of defeat can begin with anything other than the core problem of Hillary’s campaign–the candidate herself.