Monday, August 11, 2008
From the Inside: How Clinton Lost
A lengthy, compelling and ultimately devastating portrayal of the Clinton campaign by Josh Green of The Atlantic. There's also a collection of internal campaign memos. Green sums up the reason for Clinton's loss this way:
Above all, this irony emerges: Clinton ran on the basis of managerial competence—on her capacity, as she liked to put it, to “do the job from Day One.” In fact, she never behaved like a chief executive, and her own staff proved to be her Achilles’ heel. What is clear from the internal documents is that Clinton’s loss derived not from any specific decision she made but rather from the preponderance of the many she did not make. Her hesitancy and habit of avoiding hard choices exacted a price that eventually sank her chances at the presidency. What follows is the inside account of how the campaign for the seemingly unstoppable Democratic nominee came into being, and then came apart.
And the remains of the campaign are being used by McSame on Obama, as in, "Not Ready."
Thanks for that.
Posted by: bg | Aug 12, 2008 7:02:28 AM