I’m pretty bored with the whole mess already, but this is absolutely delicious.
MANCHESTER, N.H. – Both Hillary and Bill Clinton knew she would lose here — but not by this much.
Now, after a drubbing so serious as to call into question every aspect of her campaign from her data operation to her message, the wounded front-runner and her allies are actively preparing to retool their campaign, according to Clinton allies.
Staffing and strategy will be reassessed. The message, which so spectacularly failed in New Hampshire where she was trailing by 21 points when she appeared before her supporters to concede to Sanders, is also going to be reworked – with race at the center of it.
Of course. All the same, the sight of this vile, vicious, power-grubbing harridan going down in the most ignominious of defeats is a delightful one. I’m sure there will be a place found for her in the Sanders administration, but the dream of the loathsome Clintons finally shuffling off to Buffalo for good is surely a sweet one for now. This desperate flailing is kind of amusing in its way, too:
In her concession speech, which she gave about 30 minutes after the polls closed with Chelsea and Bill Clinton standing behind her, Clinton began to preview that new message — framing her remarks around a call for human rights and an end to discrimination.
“Where people are held back by injustice anywhere in America, that demands action,” she said. “We also have to break through the barriers of bigotry.” She added that “immigrant families shouldn’t have to lie awake at night listening for a knock at the door.”
Well, immigrant families don’t, actually, or not any more than the rest of us. Just the illegal ones–and them, not very much. Nice try, though.
But the Clinton campaign chose to invest heavily here. They had more than 50 staffers on the ground for months, 11 field offices and eight “get out the vote” centers. The campaign said more than 10,000 volunteers took part in the campaign.
And as the days grew closer to the voting, with Clinton still trailing Sanders by large margins in the polls, friends tried to comfort themselves and the candidate by telling her she ran the best campaign she could have.
Well, actually, I’d have to say that’s true.
And Democrats criticized the Clinton campaign’s response to Sanders’ surge.
“Gloria Steinem and Madeleine Albright are not going to appeal to millennial women,” said Marist pollster Lee Miringoff, referring to two Clinton surrogates who appeared to try and shame young women who are supporting Sanders into backing Clinton while campaigning in New Hampshire. “Bill Clinton lacing into Bernie Sanders isn’t going to work, either. People want inspiration and Bernie Sanders makes the case that his campaign is about big ideas. If you want to talk to young voters, political revolution up against incremental change is a tough case to make.”
The simple truth is, I think, that after eight years’ worth of the pure, blushful Leftist hippocrene from Ogabe, nobody really needs or wants the sour old Clinton-triangulation pisswater anymore. As Left as she and Bill always were (but pretended not to be), she’s never gonna out-Left Sanders, any more than she could Obama. And given how far Left the country itself has lurched by now…well, I repeat: who needs her?
I hereby retract my prediction from long months ago that she’d be the next president. She just ain’t got it.
She got schlonged update! Hilarious.