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7 Takeaways from ‘Shattered’, the Book about Hillary Clinton’s Failed Campaign

There have been multiple excerpts of the book, “Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign”, which detailed the shortcomings and failings of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign. Here are seven major takeaways from those excerpts:

  1. Hillary Clinton’s campaign did not do much, if any, polling in battleground states [1].
  2. Clinton apologized to Obama [2] after she found out she lost the election, neglecting to publicly concede the race to Donald Trump (which she did the following day).
  3. She kept asking her staff [3] why the white working class voters were not backing her.
  4. Clinton failed to define her message for herself [3], which led to broad messaging that never stuck with the American voters.
  5. She continued to stumble [2] with her secret and private e-mail server hanging over her head and could never wave it away.
  6. Her speeches to Wall Street banks, in addition to the e-mail server, cast herself as a “lifetime insider.” [1]
  7. She never changed her 2008 power structure [1], which hamstrung her campaign against Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders.