Shattered - Inside Hillary Clintons Doomed Campaign
Amie Parnes and Jonathan Allen
Contributed by Marshall Raine
Chapter 10

There was no doubt that Clinton would win more delegates than Sanders on Tuesday, but it was not clear whether there would be enough to convince donors, allies, and the media that she was the best option for the Democrats (Allen and Parnes 144). As it turned out, her worries were mostly unwarranted — she completely smashed Sanders in the south, winning Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia, while losing Colorado, Minnesota, Oklahoma, and Vermont (the home state of Sanders). The people of color had delivered what she had expected. It was a convincing win; she took control of the nomination (Allen and Parnes 151). She finally turned the corner, and for the first time, she thought the fight against an underdog was finally put to rest (Allen and Parnes 152).


In this chapter, the authors seem to be pointing out how Clinton got carried away by the win that she forgot the campaign still had problems. Mook’s analytics strategy should have been abandoned by now. The fact that they thought she would win by a large margin in Iowa, but did not, was reason enough to let go of the strategy. Without the delegates, it would have been tougher for her to win against an inferior candidate. If she was struggling to beat an underdog, what did it mean for the general election when she would be facing a far superior Republican candidate? According to the authors, this is one of the essential questions she had failed to consider.

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