November 14, 2016

THEY DECIDED HE WAS A LIABILITY AND SHUNTED HIM TO THE SIDE, BUT Bill Clinton Was The Only One In Hillary’s Campaign Who Understood This Election.

For Hillary Clinton’s chief strategists, the unique challenge of addressing working-class and white rural frustrations while cheerleading the Obama economy proved too difficult a riddle, and they chose in the end to focus their efforts elsewhere, much to Bill Clinton’s reported protestation.

The former president saw early during the Democratic primary that his wife had a real problem connecting with these voters, many of whom overwhelmingly preferred Sanders’ message on jobs and trade.

Bill Clinton reportedly warned the campaign that they needed to address the issue immediately, but “his advice fell on deaf ears.”

What’s funny is, Hillary’s probably the only Democrat who would have ignored pointed election advice from Bill. And, of course, Trump’s counterpunching on the women’s issues by talking about Bill made it much harder for Bill to play a big role in Hillary’s campaign, which helped Trump a lot because Bill’s a much better politician than Hillary.

Plus: “Hillary Clinton’s 36-year-old campaign manager, Robby Mook, dismissed the advice of the 70-year-old former president as the ravings of an aged athlete desperate to regain his former glory, and insisted instead that young, Latino and black voters were the key to winning 2016.”

This sounds a lot like the way Al Gore’s campaign ignored Ned Ray McWherter, and threw away the 2000 election. He’s an old white guy, what can he know about politics?