If you’re a political junkie then you might enjoy this. If not, bits might still be interesting. How Clinton lost Michigan — and blew the election – POLITICO
There are a lot of details about how campaigns are usually run, and what Clinton did differently, or mostly didn’t do in Michigan. (No yard signs, no campaign literature, no door-to-door…)
But I think you can roll it all up into one quote, that captures the essence of the East Coast/West Coast view of the middle America.
When the folks in Clinton’s Brooklyn campaign headquarters were asked to make investments in Michigan, they didn’t because they “knew” Clinton was going to win Michigan.
“They believed they were more experienced, which they were. They believed they were smarter, which they weren’t,” said Donnie Fowler, who was consulting for the Democratic National Committee during the final months of the campaign. “They believed they had better information, which they didn’t.”
They didn’t need to listen to a bunch of people who weren’t smart enough to live in New York! They KNEW Hilary was going to win. They could prove it to you.
And today they feel the same way. It is the racists. The sexists. The Russians. It is anybody’s fault but their own. They are not responsible. (Progressives, huh.) The Buck does NOT stop anywhere near their desks. [Hat tip Small Dead Animals.]