More insight on the nomination campaign
by politicsmatters, Fri Aug 08, 2008 at 10:15:54 AM EDT
Just as it looked like things were calming down somewhat from the nomination campaign, a whole lot of documents will be coming out from within the Clinton campaign. We'll learn quite a lot about their decision-making and strategies.
Just when you thought everyone had moved on... former advisers to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton are in a tizzy over an upcoming piece in the Atlantic Monthly that chronicles the inner workings of the now-defunct campaign. Of particular concern are nearly 200 internal memos that the author, Josh Green, obtained -- 130 or so of which he plans to scan in and post online. When the piece is published sometime next week, readers will be able to scroll through the memos, from senior strategists such as Mark Penn, Harold Ickes and Geoff Garin, and see what exactly was going on inside the infamously fractured Clinton organization.
http://voices.washingtonpost.com/the-tra il/2008/08/07/atlantic_scores_internal_c lint.html
Last fall I was sure - like many - that Clinton would win the nomination. She had the name recognition, strength in the polls, lots and lots of money, and a 100 superdelegate lead. We all know her campaign made some dumb mistakes (even as the Obama campaign did an excellent job in longer range planning).
A lot of times this kind of stuff doesn't come out until after the general election, maybe even years later. I tend to think it would be better if that were true now.