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Quick Take on Implosion of Hillary Clinton’s Presidential Campaign

Here is my very quick take on what happened to the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign. I will write a more detailed post (and perhaps series) on that event later today. Some of you might remember that I predicted that Trump would win the republican nomination in August 2015. Also, I was saying that Trump would win against HRC as far back as August 2016- after the democrats conspired against Bernie.


What do you think? Comments?

  1. P Ray
    November 9, 2016 at 9:51 am

    The “basket of deplorables” comment was what killed her campaign.
    It turned Trump’s support base
    from “people already decided to vote for him”
    to “people already decided to vote for him + people who hate Hillary”.

    But she was looking for an edgy soundbite, and proceeded to shoot herself in the foot.
    The flip-flop from the FBI + Madonna’s promise for free blowjobs towards voters that supported her probably sealed it.

  2. Somebody
    November 9, 2016 at 12:11 pm

    Yeah the deplorables comment was bad. Another one that was bad was her comment regarding using bleachbit to wipe the emails from her illegal private server “Like with a cloth or something ?”. Did she really think the public was too stupid to know what wiping a server was ?

  3. webej
    November 9, 2016 at 2:21 pm

    Surprised that the pollsters are not being held to account: When asked, attention is deflected to Hillary’s campaign, etc. But the polling was revised time and again to rescue the image of Hillary momentum, when it wasn’t true. The pollsters were not just incorrect or take by surprise — there was a lack of honesty and integrity.
    The same is true of all the villification of Trump by the media and the whole Russia angle: Trump has been condemned as racist, xenophobic, misogynistic, sexual assaulter, etcetc. All on the basis of not genuflecting for politically correct speech. This is a very important point, because there is a yuge difference between speech and actions, and it is becoming more and more common to regard incorrect speech as similar to actual violations. I have yet to hear someone lambasting the media in retrospect, or admitting their errors.

    • Yusef
      November 10, 2016 at 9:48 am

      The polls made public are designed to shape and manipulate public opinion, not measure it. Privately conducted polls to measure the public’s reaction are not available to the public. Internal polling conducted by Trump and Clinton subcontractors appears to have been much more accurate. But this aside, political forecasting based on macro-scale factors such as the condition of the economy at the time of the election, has a much better track record than any polling results of any kind. My opinion is we continue to be treated to the constantly reiterated “latest polling results” is because these are useful for creating the exciting horse race atmosphere which sucks people into participating, to the extent they do.

      I think there’s something more to the relationship between Trump and Putin than you may. It may not be a bad thing, though. It is almost certainly better than what would have been in store for us if Hilary was elected and provoking Russia with such things as no-fly zones over Syria.

      • shiningtime
        November 15, 2016 at 6:04 pm

        I too was shocked how all the official polls weren’t just a little off, they were way off. NYT said Hillary had a 90% chance of victory. There was mass deception at work

  4. November 9, 2016 at 2:31 pm

    Well, done, Advocatus. I’ve been reading your blog for years now and you’ve consistently understood what way the winds of culture are blowing, often years before most people do. Your detached perspective gives you insight that is very difficult to have once one is emotionally invested.
    Your posts on anodyne communication eroding social trust from years ago pretty much predicted the rise of a Trump.

    Yes.. I was thinking about that particular post too. Also the posts about how new systems of communication give rise to new forms of governance.

  5. joker
    November 9, 2016 at 8:52 pm

    I like this phrase coined in this very blog to describe the Hillary campaign since it started:

    “Like watching a very slow-motion train accident where even those in the train are aware of the accident but don’t want to do anything about it”

    Congrats on the run anyway. Any plan of doing a post about what’s probably next?

  6. Atlanta Man
    November 10, 2016 at 12:54 am

    I thought he might win, I did not expect a blowout.

  7. shiningtime
    November 15, 2016 at 6:00 pm

    Hillary lost for many reasons. She was a victim of history and circumstance. There is always a white push back when they perceive people of color have made too many gains. Hillary also was deeply flawed and corrupt to the core; a true lifelong politician.

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