The Huffington Post’s latest autopsy of Hillary Clinton’s failed campaign for the presidency takes a step closer to blaming Clinton and her campaign manager, Robbie Mook, for the disastrous defeat.
WASHINGTON ― In the closing weeks of the presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton’s staff in key Midwest states sent out alarms to their headquarters in Brooklyn. They were facing a problematic shortage of paid canvassers to help turn out the vote.
For months, the Clinton campaign had banked on a wide army of volunteer organizers to help corral independents and Democratic leaners and re-energize a base not particularly enthused about the election. But they were volunteers. And as anecdotal data came back to offices in key battlegrounds, concern mounted that leadership had skimped on a critical campaign function.
“It was arrogance, arrogance that they were going to win. That this was all wrapped up,” a senior battleground state operative told The Huffington Post…
“We all were blinded, and even at the end, we were blinded by our own set of biases,” said Paul Maslin, a Madison-based Democratic operative and pollster.
Mook’s father was a professor at Dartmouth College, N.H., and he attended Columbia University in Manhattan, N.Y. He and campaign chairman John Podesta were the principal political advisors to Clinton. Former President Bill Clinton, the Arkansas governor who was elected president in 1992, had little or no role in guiding the campaign.
Read the entire Huffington Post article here.