The Real Reason #Democrats Lost is … #politics #politicsnews #politicsnation

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What Went Wrong

One word — Hillary. In my opinion, the 2016 presidential election was not a repudiation of President Obama’s policies. The election was a repudiation of Hillary Clinton. It was personal. She was a very weak candidate, and she ran a very weak campaign. Her biggest mistake was not the emails; her biggest mistake was not taking her case directly to the African American community. Hillary Clinton does not have a relationship with the African American community. Her husband does, but she does not. She assumed that we would support her at the same levels as President Obama. She took our vote for granted. Shockingly, 13% of African American men voted for Donald Trump! In August 2016, when Hillary accused Donald Trump of “peddling in racism,” she should have immediately taken a 10-city bus tour to majority African American cities to prosecute her case against Donald Trump. She should have visited the top 10 cities with large African American populations:

  1. Detroit, Michigan
  2. Jackson, Mississippi
  3. Miami, Florida
  4. Birmingham, Alabama
  5. Baltimore, Maryland
  6. Memphis, Tennessee
  7. New Orleans, Louisiana
  8. Flint, Michigan
  9. Montgomery, Alabama
  10. Savannah, Georgia

Hillary’s husband, President Bill Clinton, embarked on a 5-state bus tour right after the Democratic National Convention in August 1992. It gave him momentum and visibility with the voters he needed to win. Hillary should have taken a page out of Bill’s playbook! Another page in Bill’s playbook is “It’s the economy stupid!” Always focus on the economy and jobs!

What to Do

As the leadership of the Democratic Party attempts to determine what went wrong, my opinion is that it is not the policies. It is the message and making sure the “message” reaches your base. Do not forget the base. Do not abandon the base. Just make sure the message reaches the base, and make sure you turnout the base, i.e., ground game.


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