Shattered

Shattered

Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign

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It was never supposed to be this close. And of course she was supposed to win. How Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 election to Donald Trump is the riveting story of a sure thing gone off the rails. For every Comey revelation or hindsight acknowledgment about the electorate, no explanation of defeat can begin with anything other than the core problem of Hillary's campaign--the candidate herself.

Through deep access to insiders from the top to the bottom of the campaign, political writers Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes have reconstructed the key decisions and unseized opportunities, the well-intentioned misfires and the hidden thorns that turned a winnable contest into a devastating loss. Drawing on the authors' deep knowledge of Hillary from their previous book, the acclaimed biography HRC , Shattered offers an object lesson in how Hillary herself made victory an uphill battle, how her difficulty articulating a vision irreparably hobbled her impact with voters, and how the campaign failed to internalize the lessons of populist fury from the hard-fought primary against Bernie Sanders.

Moving blow-by-blow from the campaign's difficult birth through the bewildering terror of election night, Shattered tells an unforgettable story with urgent lessons both political and personal, filled with revelations that will change the way readers understand just what happened to America on November 8, 2016.

Publisher: New York : Random House Audio, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781524722883
Branch Call Number: Audiobook 324.9730905 All
Characteristics: 14 audio discs (17 hr.) : digital ; 12 cm

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VaughanPLDavidB Sep 27, 2017

For those who didn't follow intently during the campaign, this is an excellent detailed account of the day-to-day trials, triumphs and tribulations of HRC's failed presidential bid. With her experience, dedication, determination, and a buffoon for an opponent, how could Hillary lose? And yet sh... Read More »


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VaughanPLDavidB Sep 27, 2017

For those who didn't follow intently during the campaign, this is an excellent detailed account of the day-to-day trials, triumphs and tribulations of HRC's failed presidential bid. With her experience, dedication, determination, and a buffoon for an opponent, how could Hillary lose? And yet she did. She sowed the seeds of her failure even before the official campaign began, from her private e-mail server (sorry Hillary, but that was a legitimate concern), to high paid speeches to Wall Street, to her involvement with the Clinton Foundation. Each one of those things hamstrung her before she even started. And once she did start, there were her assumptions about the Blue Wall of states that she felt were a lock, her decision to write off a large segment of the electorate (working class whites), even her "basket of deplorables" comment, all worked against her.

For an electorate in an anti-establishment mood, she was the wrong candidate at the wrong time, and it didn't help that the DNC clearly had their thumb on the scale in her favor during the nomination process. That just cemented in many voters minds that her candidacy was entirely self-serving - power for power's sake - and that she had no real vision for the country.

This book effectively foreshadows HRC's own book "What Happened" where she blames everyone else for her failure. It was Comey, it was Russia, it was Bernie Sanders, it was misogyny, it was the media. No, Hillary, it was you.

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