Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign

Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign

by Jonathan Allen, Amie Parnes

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780553447088
Publisher: Crown/Archetype
Publication date: 04/18/2017
Pages: 480
Sales rank: 394,964
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.70(d)

About the Author

JONATHAN ALLEN is a national political reporter with NBC News. A winner of the Dirksen and Hume awards for his reporting on Congress, he was previously the Washington bureau chief for Bloomberg and the White House bureau chief for Politico.

AMIE PARNES is the senior political correspondent for The Hill newspaper in Washington and a CNN political analyst. She covered Hillary Clinton during the campaign and covers national politics.

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Chapter 1

“Or I Wouldn’t Have Run”

Hillary clinton had a new rendezvous with destiny on her mind. Her motorcade sped toward Roosevelt Island on the morning of June 13, 2015. In a little more than an hour, she would officially kick off what she hoped would be a trailblazing, glass-ceiling-shattering campaign for the presidency. For most of the previous forty-eight hours, she had been trying to give a feel of historic importance to her first major address. It just wasn’t there yet.

She picked up the phone and called her chief speechwriter, Dan Schwerin. After two days of trading drafts with Hillary, after waiting through the delay of a power outage at her Chappaqua, New York, home, the bearded thirty-two-year-old with a signature chestnut pompadour was just about to board the tram connecting Manhattan to the East River island. He had stayed up all night, pulling together tweaks to the 3:30 a.m. version of the speech, and he looked hungover. Now, battling exhaustion and the sweltering heat, Schwerin pulled out his laptop one more time and sat down on the platform so that Hillary could dictate her final edits.

The key passage of the speech was an explanation of why she was running for president: “to make our economy work for you and for every American.” In the middle of that run—about how she would do it and who she would fight for—Hillary wanted to connect herself and her campaign to Franklin Roosevelt, the president who defined the aspirations of the Democratic Party and much of the nation for generations.

“Here on Roosevelt Island,” she said to Schwerin, “I believe we have a continuing rendezvous with destiny.”

He tapped the echo of FDR’s 1936 Democratic convention speech into his computer at 11 a.m. and took the next cable car to the island. Few would notice the last-minute change. The cluttered speech had become a testament to the aimlessness and passive-aggressive infighting that plagued the early stages of Hillary’s campaign. Hillary had tried to put together a team this time that would feature far less internal drama than her failed 2008 bid. Back then, big personalities had clashed openly, aired dirty laundry and strategy details in the press, and sometimes pursued their own goals at the expense of hers. In the intervening years, she’d assigned a lot of the blame for her loss to the warring inside her campaign. But that was hardly the only ailment from 2008 that she hoped to remedy. She hadn’t sold a vision for the country. She’d run away from being a woman instead of leaning into the unique aspect of her political story. To manage her campaign, she’d tapped a friend rather than the top pro. She’d let her husband run wild on the trail. And she had failed to take advantage of the latest technology to build a movement of grassroots supporters and donors.

From a strategic standpoint, she’d dumped millions of dollars into Iowa, the first-in-the-nation caucus, even though that only elevated the importance of her devastating third-place finish there. She’d gone on the attack against a better-liked rival whose platform more closely mirrored the values of the party’s base, creating a boomerang effect on her personal standing. Perhaps worst of all, she’d obsessed over winning the popular vote in big states rather than targeting the all-important delegates and superdelegates whose votes at the Democratic convention determined the party’s nominee.

But the idea burned into her mind as much as anything else was that she had lost because she’d hired people who put their own interests above getting her elected. The absence of palace intrigue on her opponent’s side—the “no drama Obama” campaign—was the kind of purpose-driven loyalty she pined for.

Over the next seven years, Hillary would rebuild her political organization while working at the State Department and the Clinton Foundation, punish those who had been disloyal to her, and prepare herself to mount a second bid for the most powerful job on the planet. When she conceded to Obama in 2008, she’d thanked voters for putting “18 million cracks” in the glass ceiling of the presidency. By the time she finished the 2016 campaign, she believed, that glass ceiling would lay shattered beneath her feet. And yet what Hillary couldn’t quite see is that no matter how she recast the supporting roles in this production, or emphasized different parts of the script, the main character hadn’t changed.

Huddled around a white table in the conference room of the Clintons’ midtown Manhattan personal office in the early spring of 2015, months before she would go to Roosevelt Island to deliver her first major address, the first hires of Hillary’s worst-kept-secret campaign outlined a plan to fly her to Iowa. They had pegged the Hawkeye State, where caucus-goers had doomed her first bid for the Oval Office, as the best spot for her kickoff speech. But Hillary didn’t like what she was hearing. She didn’t want to go big, at least not yet. And she didn’t want the first major address of what could be a history-making campaign to be set against a minimalistic backdrop like some farmer’s back porch.

To the chagrin of campaign manager Robby Mook, who would have to build a billion-dollar apparatus, Hillary had been dragging her feet about making things official. She understood that her team needed to start raising funds, hire more staff, and begin recruiting volunteers. But she also knew she had to be fully prepared for this battle. And she just wasn’t ready.

Mook, clean-cut with close-cropped brown hair and lively hazel eyes, was antsy. At one point, there was even discussion of his starring in a campaign-launching video announcing the formation of an “exploratory” committee. But Hillary was wary of repeating some of the major mistakes of her 2008 bid. She had rushed into her announcement that year to compete with Obama, and she had made it all about her: “I’m in it to win,” she’d said in her campaign-opening video. This time, she wanted to show she was listening to voters—talking with them one-on-one or in small groups and in informal settings (all with the knowledge that everything she did would be dutifully reported by a press corps hungry for nuggets from the trail).

“We’ve come so far under President Obama, but we have so many problems,” she told her advisers. “I want to make sure I’m the right person.” Given that everyone in the room had ostensibly been hired to run her campaign, and that some of them had been in on earlier discussions about the timing and logistics of her launch, no one believed she was really so ambivalent. But, sitting by a bank of three windows, twenty-seven floors above the bustle of Seventh Avenue, Hillary rendered a clear verdict on the Iowa kickoff plan: “No.”

She would go to Iowa in April, she said, but not to deliver a launch speech—and not in a private jet. She would drive, in a van, and try to find people along the way who weren’t expecting to run into her. After a quarter of a century locked inside the political bubble of the New York–to–Washington stretch of the Acela corridor, Hillary was eager to find out what people thought about the state of the country—and about her. She didn’t want to officially kick off the campaign until she’d had a chance to repeat what she’d done when she first ran for a New York Senate seat: gather information from voters. “She wanted to do that before giving a big speech and having a big event and saying ‘I have all this figured out,’ ” said one aide. “We didn’t have it all figured out.” Her big opening address would come at a location with more historic consequence, but for now, a “soft” launch could go forward—an upbeat video followed by the road trip.

The time would come for her to speak into the winds of history, but, as much as she knew Iowa wasn’t the place, she also knew that her moment hadn’t yet come. She’d been off the political battlefield for seven years. As secretary of state, she’d worked to win concessions in diplomatic back rooms across the world, but she didn’t have to worry about securing millions of votes. Barack Obama had been elected president and the Tea Party had risen in the time since she’d last been on the campaign trail as a candidate. The nation’s political bearings had shifted. And, if her 2014 book tour had taught her anything, it was that she was rusty as hell. Talking to voters, she hoped, would help her sharpen her political skills and develop her vision for the country’s future.

Obama had been relentlessly superb at telling voters why he was running for president and giving them a window into how he would govern. He was confident, cocky even, about his vision. Hillary, a modest, midwestern Methodist with a love of minutiae, was unshakably focused on the trees rather than the forest. This campaign would test the A student’s ability to adapt—to subordinate her nature to her need to win.

In preparing to campaign again, she studied Obama’s February 2007 launch speech in Springfield, the one he delivered on the steps of the Old State Capitol—the one that connected him with fellow Illinois state legislator Abraham Lincoln, who had freed the slaves in an act that set the first stone on Obama’s improbable path to the presidency. “She kept harkening back to Obama in Springfield,” said one of Hillary’s top advisers. “She had gone back to read that speech and how important it was for people as a marker of what he would do in the presidency. She viewed it as an important kind of road map for her governing principles and her actual plans to be president.”

In her mind, the first landmark address of what she hoped and believed would be a historic campaign couldn’t be about the politics of the moment, about tipping a few Iowa caucus-goers in her direction. It had to be about how she could reshape the nation from the Oval Office. For Hillary, a wonk in the best and worst senses of the word, that meant devising her policy agenda before she ever stepped to the podium. Most politicians understand that voters are looking for big, bold principles—easy-to-grasp concepts—and that the details can be filled in to fit them. For Hillary, policy is vision, and she would try to build a platform, program by program, into a blueprint for the country.

This prospect was actually a relief. It was more comfortable for her to sit in four-hour meetings at the conference table with her policy chief—the reedy, whip-smart Jake Sullivan—than to define herself by a small set of guiding principles and shape her policy ideas to fit them.

Hillary adored the thirty-eight-year-old Sullivan, enough to joke publicly about her confidence that he would someday be president of the United States. He had served Hillary as deputy chief of staff at State, a position from which he gradually vacuumed up all or parts of the jobs of several senior colleagues. Hillary appreciated both his competence and his ambition. His instincts on policy and politics matched hers. So she turned to him to run what she thought was the most important part of the campaign: the substance. That’s what bonded Hillary to her young protégé—they geeked out over policy—and it’s what she wanted at the heart of her first address to the voting public.

“This is her deeply held thing: elections should be about policy,” said one senior Hillary adviser. “There’s a textbook quality to her articulation of things.” That would make every step of narrative building its own form of excruciating drudgery. But it would soon seem like a minor nuisance for a campaign that was miserable even before it started.

In early March, just as she was planning to reintroduce herself to a nation that felt it knew her all too well with a video announcement of her campaign, the New York Times reported that Hillary had used an e‑mail address tied to a personal server at her family home in Chappaqua, to conduct official State Department business. The e‑mail story would bedevil her straight through Election Day, robbing her of the ability to create a positive narrative for her candidacy and, as one top adviser put it, returning to her like a cold sore. “You never know when it’s going to pop up,” this adviser said. “You think you’re over it and then [it pops]up again.”

At the time, it was impossible to know how long the e‑mail story would last and just how badly it would damage the campaign.

“Did you have any idea of the depth of this story?” campaign chairman John Podesta asked Mook when it broke.

“Nope,” Mook replied. “We brought up the existence of emails in research this summer but were told that everything was taken care of.”

“That’s reassuring,” Podesta shot back. “Yikes.”

“Yeah,” Mook responded. “This is going to be an interesting campaign. I’m in this zen place now where I’m focusing on the website and telling myself this is all background noise!”

For those who couldn’t bury their heads, praying for divine intervention was an attractive alternative. “I’m lighting candles in church all the time,” pollster John Anzalone told Mook.

When the e‑mail story first hit, Hillary’s aides were still trying to get a feel for one another. The crisis acted as a catalyst for infighting. Publicly, she was running a no-drama campaign. But behind the scenes, Hillary’s brain trust broke into tribes:

•The Mook Mafia, led by Mook; Marlon Marshall, his top lieutenant; Elan Kriegel, the data analytics chief; and Oren Shur, the paid media director

•The State Crew, led on the inside by Huma Abedin, the vice chairwoman; Jake Sullivan; Nick Merrill, the traveling press secretary; and Dan Schwerin, the chief speechwriter; with longtime Clinton advisers Cheryl Mills and Philippe Reines invisibly guiding Hillary behind the scenes

•The Consultants, led by Joel Benenson, the chief strategist; Jim Margolis, the ad-maker; and Mandy Grunwald, the longtime Clinton message maven

•The Communications Shop, led by Jennifer Palmieri, the communications director; Kristina Schake, her deputy; and Christina Reynolds, the research director, who had worked with Palmieri on the John Edwards campaign

At the start, Podesta was seen as a high-level troubleshooter. Short, wiry, and in his midsixties, the marathon-running former top aide to Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama had deep ties to every power center in the Democratic Party. He was supposed to play an adult-in-the-room role on the campaign, coordinating with Bill’s office, the White House, Democratic interest groups, and major donors. In theory, Podesta would provide air cover in Clintonworld, lessening the burden on Mook and allowing the campaign manager to focus on executing.

Table of Contents

Introduction xi

Chapter 1 "Or I Wouldn't Have Run" 1

Chapter 2 The Mercenaries and the Missionaries 19

Chapter 3 Feeling the Bern 36

Chapter 4 The Summer of the Server 52

Chapter 5 The Biden Threat 70

Chapter 6 Mrs. October 80

Chapter 7 "I was Certain we were Going to Lose" 101

Chapter 8 The Prize and the Pain 121

Chapter 9 Base Politics 141

Chapter 10 Turning the Corner 163

Chapter 11 Canary in the Auto Plant 175

Chapter 12 Damage 200

Chapter 13 "Too Easy" 228

Chapter 14 "Hillary Just Can't Make Up Her Mind" 256

Chapter 15 But it Looked Great 270

Chapter 16 "It's So Phony" 301

Chapter 17 "Demeanor is the Debate" 322

Chapter 18 Red October 338

Chapter 19 Comey 355

Chapter 20 "I'm Sorry" 371

Chapter 21 The Aftermath 389

Afterword 403

Notes 419

Acknowledgments 458

Index 463

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Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 31 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Unlike Sir Edmund her famous self appointed namesake, Hillary did not see the populism movement, as this book shows, but rather clung to the establishment, and her message was simply dont vote for that sanctimonious bull in the china closet,Trump, rather than articulate a coherent message. Thebook makes the case that Hillary herself lost the election on her own misdeeds, and not by the Russians or any other extraneous source. Great read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A campaign in disarray, a candidate that believed her own hype, staffers that were afraid to tell the truth it all added up to a failure to recognize a shift in the voters It is a book that shows the disregard a politucal party can have for its own constituants, an important commentary no matter what your political views, i couldnt helo but wonder if bernie sanders read this.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
While Shattered does expose some of the thinking behind Hillary’s disastrous 2016 campaign, the authors are still too smitten with Clinton to be taken seriously. Sympathetic insinuations about Clinton and sly jabs at Republicans and the “orange reality star” who soundly defeated her diminish the impact this book could have had. Part of the book details the behind-the-scenes discussions about Hillary’s need to apologize for using a private email server for official government communications. Clinton and the authors seem to blame all the attention given to this issue on the media and partisanship and wonder how she can apologize without losing voters. Is a congressional investigation in Clinton’s wrongdoing truly “partisan” if she actually committed the wrongdoing? Could a private citizen get away with multiple felonies by simply apologizing? Additionally, the authors gloss over aspects of Hillary’s campaign, like her overall health problems and her long absences from the campaign trail. And their collusion with the DNC to take down Bernie Sanders. And how she cheated during the presidential debates that, I’m sorry to inform the authors, she did not win. And I would love to have had more details about Hillary’s behavior on Election Night. At one point, I just started skimming the text because it consisted of tedious details about the campaign that were not particularly informative or entertaining. I can give this book a weak recommendation because it does reveal behind-the-scenes information about an important political campaign and it does spotlight some of Clinton’s weaknesses. However, as other reviewers have noted, it really is not the book that was advertised.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm about half way through what is possibly the most boring book I have ever read. I doubt that I'll be able to get through it.
johniew398 More than 1 year ago
I ordered this book right before it was released. I'm glad I ordered it. This is another one of those books you don't want to put down until you finish it. It is amazing that Hillary Clinton and some of her staff placed the blame of her losing on everyone (Comey, the Russians, Wikileaks) except herself. It also details what goes on during a campaign and the power struggles that occur in most campaigns.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"SHATTERED" by Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes The authors have their typical "mainstream" media journalistic and wish that Hillary had won the 2016 presidential election--that becomes obvious just from reading the Introduction, let alone the main body of this book's text (for example, they consistently refer to Bill and Hillary Clinton by their first names, as if the authors were buddy-buddy with then). But to their credit, at least Allen & Parnes have the intellectual honesty and candour to admit that Mrs. Clinton's defeat was largely self-inflicted (as opposed to being all the alleged fault of the Russians, racists, sexists, etc.), and they examine this self-infliction in a highly detailed and analytical manner (other than their periodic politically correct pontifications which prevent me from giving this book a full 5-star rating). RANDOM STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS NOTES AND OBSERVATIONS (and noteworthy passages): --p. 46: "the Left had less appetite for destruction with a Democratic president in office." (in reference to Occupy Wall Street) --p. 47: Bernie Sanders bought an $0.5M home after winning his first Senate term in 2006. Wow, such a good little democratic socialist (sarcasm)! --p. 48: Alyssa Mastromonaco, from socialist congressman's (Bernie's intern) to BHO's deputy chief of staff. Double-blecchh!! --56: "nativist and xenophobic" Gee, no bias on the authors' part whatsoever <eyeroll> --p. 58: Wow, more race card-playing by the authors. --p. 69: "It was hard to tell which was worse--getting hollered at by Bill Clinton or getting scolded by the stern and self-righteous Hillary. Neither was pleasant." --p. 71: "By late August....the Brooklyn stronghold felt more like the Tower of London than a presidential campaign office." Haha, gor'blimey, mate! --pp. 86-87: By announcing a *strategy* to make Hillary seem more real, her team had actually achieved the opposite effect....It was a pure what the f*ck moment" (original emphasis) --p. 107: Bill a "protective husband" with Hillary?? --p. 136: "moral victory," haha. --p. 167: "weapons of war at home," typical ignorant MSM bias on the gun rights debate --p. 178: "The one person with whom she didn't seem particularly upset: herself." So damn typical. --p: 217: Wow, I actually agree with Bill & Hill on that one (the "superpredator" comment, that is). --p. 234: "What they didn't fully grasp was that Trump had tapped into a vein with the electorate that **Hillary couldn't locate**--and, just as important, his much narrower focus within the Electoral College provided a viable path to victory." [Emphasis added] --p. 268: "Hillary knew she hadn't won over a lot of the veterans." Gee, no sh*t, eh! --p. 290: Well, well, well....Harvey Weinstein. 'Nuff said.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So what is Hillary going to do? Send the squealers to Syria? What sort of power does she now have when it is obvious we democrats will never allow her to run for us again. Come on. For once girl, blame yourself. "Hillary fails to climb a mountain". Yah sure. She was already at the top with millions of dollars. Unbelievable!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Shattered" is a thrilling book on what NOT to do. It contains important lessons on management: what am I selling, who are my customers, how can I do it better than my competition, what should I delegate and what should I not delegate. Hillary's mistake, among many, was not heeding Lincoln's dictum that wars are too important to leave in the hands of generals.
susanwalkergirl More than 1 year ago
I’m not a Hillary Clinton fan, but after hearing authors Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes interviewed about their book Shattered – Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign, I knew I wanted to read this book. After following the crazy 2016 Presidential election, with all the twists and turns that left heads spinning, I couldn’t resist learning about Hillary’s campaign from those who knew her best. How is it that this woman, who spent her lifetime striving for the opportunity to be the first woman President, lost and had to watch her dream slip through her fingers once again? Only to have the most unlikely candidate, President Donald J. Trump, win the election? The authors were given unprecedented access to the Clinton campaign and people at all levels. As a result, readers are given insight into the actions and decisions Hillary and her campaign workers made. Shattered is not light reading. Even though I was familiar with events in this book, I found it interesting because I was seeing the events through the eyes of Hillary and her people. One can’t help but wonder if the campaign had been run different, would we now have Hillary Clinton as President? How did the people who were guarded, controlling and on a personal power trip effect Hillary’s campaign? Were they there to help Hillary win or to try and ensure they had a job in the next administration? If Hillary had been open to honest criticism instead of surrounding herself with yes men and women would she have run a more effective strategic campaign? Why did Hillary rely on her people to put into words why she was running for President? Why couldn’t she say it in her own words? If Hillary had been humble, took responsibility for her own bad decisions and genuinely apologized would it have positively impacted her campaign? The 2016 Presidential election was a circus and Hillary’s campaign was surprisingly ineffectively run. This book provides some insight into the key players that impacted this election and Hillary’s campaign. There were a couple of scenes in this book that helped me to see Hillary in a more personal light and I felt some compassion for her. I didn’t expect that. I thought authors Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes did a good job in staying out of the story and instead reflect Hillary, her key players and the campaign as it unfolded. I tried to figure out their own political leanings. They are definitely not Trump supporters. Based on their respect and reverential manner in how they wrote about President Obama, I believe they are likely liberals. I couldn’t really tell if they were Hillary fans. If so they weren’t afraid to honestly and accurately portray Hillary and her supporters. Shattered – Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign gives keen insight into Hillary’s campaign and the one of the craziest elections in recent years. It also helps readers to see where the continued all-out attack on President Trump started and the ongoing narrative that is currently unfolding in newspapers and the media today. I would like to thank Blogging for Books and the Crown Publishing Group for the opportunity to read Shattered – Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign. This was an excellent book and it accurately captures Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the surprising upset. I found it informative and recommend it to folks, both conservative and liberal, who want to better understand the 2016 Presidential election.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Quick Review: Good book about the internal politics of Hillary's campaign staff. No real insight on Hillary herself beyond her team management techniques. Dinging the book for method starting each chapter with an event and then going back in time to document what lead to that event. --- Just finished reading the book. It's a nice inside look at the campaign through the eyes of two reporters that were friendly to the Hillary. They offer a lot of insight into the workings of the 2016 campaign for president, from before her candidacy was announced until a few weeks following her loss. The book focuses on the leaders in her campaign staff. It seems like the authors were kept away from Hillary, and they really offer no direct insight into the woman. The book does a decent enough job portraying Hillary's management technique. The authors portray a campaign staff filled with competing power centers and no clear hierarchy. A large focus in the book is put on Robert Mook's methods for running the campaign using analytics-driven spending. Podesta appears to be on par in authority with Mook while having a variety of titles and positions. Bill Clinton dislikes coldness of a campaign driven by Mook's cost-saving analytics. And Huma Abedin has firm control of Hillary's schedule and access. As the campaign rolls along, these primary characters have their fortunes ebb and flow along with Hillary's favor. Along the way, dozens of other political operatives, old friends of Hillary, and consultants capture Hillary's attention and get to put their fingerprints on the campaign. There is one key point in the book sums up the book for me. It's an issue that shows up early. Hillary gets angry with her speech writers for being unable to articulate why she wants to run for president. This problem never gets resolved. Not even when Hillary brings in an outside speech writer, calls on her old speech writer from her 2008 campaign, asks Obama's speech writer for some help, and has the speech writer on her staff hire as an assistant the woman he beat out for the job originally. The authors do a decent job to capture the mood of the campaign staff. You get a good feeling of the conflicts in the campaign and how winning in the primaries helped smooth things over. I didn't like the authors' chapter writing technique. Almost all the chapters started off with a few paragraphs on some major event, like Comey re-opening the investigation. Then the chapter would jump back in time to discuss how that event came to pass. It misses more than it hits. Final thoughts: The book reminded me of stories you hear about movies in development hell. It also reminds me of "The Smartest Guys in the Room" about the Enron collapse. Hillary is an inscrutable manager. She anoints people with her favor and they get more power from that. It seems that some of her people spent more time seeking her favor than doing their actual jobs. Others did their jobs, but guarded their fiefdoms jealously so no one else could catch Hillary's eye. Her campaign was not a healthy work environment.
StonedAtWork More than 1 year ago
I guess it true Karma is a hecka problem
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book goes into great detail revolving a round the Clinton campaign. I found it interesting but could only read it in small dosages. If you weren't paying attention as you read, the last chapter did an excellent job of summarizing the entire campaign.
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Excellant read!
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Nothing more to say! Bunch of lies!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Modern history told very well...story keeps flowing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Such a stupid book, Hillary ran one of the best campaign there is. I can't believe all that trees spent on writing this useless book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love that term in previous review. It sums it up nicely.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Illuminating!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Trump is a spur on a foot note