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Clinton’s Ground Game Didn’t Cost Her The Election. If the election turned into an Electoral College showdown, Hillary Clinton had an ace in the hole — or so it was assumed.

Clinton’s Ground Game Didn’t Cost Her The Election

In the event of a close election, her field operation could ensure a high turnout from her base and give her a “big advantage” in the swing states, The New York Times reported on Nov. 3, in an article that contrasted Clinton’s supposedly more data-driven strategy against what it portrayed as an erratic and imprecise approach by Donald Trump: Mrs. Clinton’s efforts are most intense in a few large swing states where balloting is underway. Guided by data on millions of voters around the country, the Clinton campaign has deployed her top surrogates to areas where she needs a boost: Mr. Obama fired up voters on her behalf in Jacksonville, Fla., and Miami, cities where black voters have yet to turn out in sizable numbers.Seldom have Mr.

Needless to say, the election didn’t work out quite as Clinton hoped. So what went wrong with Clinton’s vaunted ground game? US election results: State-by-state maps and predictions as Donald Trump is most likely winner. M.motherjones. Trump, Clinton and the Battle for the Soul of America. By Todd Landman, Professor of Political Science and Pro Vice Chancellor of the Faculty of Social Sciences I grew up near Harrisburg in Pennsylvania and have lived in Philadelphia, Washington DC and Boulder, before moving to the UK in 1993.

Trump, Clinton and the Battle for the Soul of America

I came to The University of Nottingham just over a year ago as the first Pro Vice Chancellor in the Faculty of Social Sciences. As a political scientist I’ve naturally followed US politics – and this year’s campaign for the US Presidency has captivated the world’s attention as Hillary Clinton seeks to be the first female president of the United States and has been campaigning against billionaire Donald Trump, who for many has confounded the odds as an outsider to become the Republican candidate. Understanding the popular and Electoral College votes. Clinton's embrace of Republicans will harm her own party's future. The Clinton campaign has now spent months trying to convince relatively obscure former Republican officials to endorse her campaign while also adopting many Republican slogans and arguments in her quest for the presidency.

Clinton's embrace of Republicans will harm her own party's future

One has to wonder how much long term damage she is doing to progressive policies by deploying this strategy, even if she beats Donald Trump along the way. Clinton gave a speech in Ohio on Wednesday with yet another former Bush official, James Clad. The speech was billed as touting “American exceptionalism”, one of the more repellent nationalistic concepts that Republicans have used to shame progressives in the past.

She spoke mostly about foreign policy, a subject in which Clinton – with her penchant for supporting foreign wars and beefed up US military presence everywhere – seemingly has more in common with mainstream Republicans than the Obama administration. How American Politics Became So Ineffective. It’s 2020, four years from now.

How American Politics Became So Ineffective

The campaign is under way to succeed the president, who is retiring after a single wretched term. Voters are angrier than ever—at politicians, at compromisers, at the establishment. Congress and the White House seem incapable of working together on anything, even when their interests align. What if Trump won't accept defeat? Donald Trump is on track to lose in November and to refuse to accept the legitimacy of that Election Day result.

What if Trump won't accept defeat?

That’s a problem not just for Hillary Clinton but for both political parties and the country. For everyone, really, other than Donald Trump. By hiring Breitbart News’ Steve Bannon, a media provocateur in his own image, and accepting the resignation of the man who was supposed to professionalize him, Trump is signaling the final 78 days of his presidential campaign will be guided by a staff that indulges his deeply held conspiracy theories and validates his hermetically sealed worldview. Story Continued Below. "The Most Hated Campaign Operative in America" Just Joined the Trump Team. AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Glen Stubbe In 2011, at the ripe old age of 28, GOP political consultant Nick Ayers was ready to hang up his spurs and retire to a genteel life outside politics, but God brought him back.

"The Most Hated Campaign Operative in America" Just Joined the Trump Team

God wanted Ayers to use his significant talents to help restore America's prosperity and liberty. Ayers announced all of this in a blast email he sent that year to friends, informing them that he would forgo private-sector riches and use his talents to take Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty to the White House. It rubbed people the wrong way. Now Ayers is back on the national stage. Thomas Piketty on the rise of Bernie Sanders: the US enters a new political era. Delegate Count Leaving Bernie Sanders With Steep Climb. As Jeb! Bush suspends his presidential bid, here are nine campaign moments he probably hopes we'd forget. In news that should worry the entire world, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump won the South Carolina primary on Saturday, cementing his position at the lead of the pack of GOP hopefuls.

As Jeb! Bush suspends his presidential bid, here are nine campaign moments he probably hopes we'd forget

The result led Jeb! What we learned from the South Carolina primary and Nevada caucus. Three time zones apart, the eight presidential candidates from two parties vied for the hearts, minds and votes of South Carolina and Nevada.

What we learned from the South Carolina primary and Nevada caucus

And if Saturday night’s results were any indication, many Americans are starting to really see the 2016 campaign as an opportunity for revolution. Here are a few quick takeaways from the third round of a gauntlet toward the White House: Bush family values only get you so far. The 'good billionaire': Silicon Valley roots for Bloomberg for president. Michael Bloomberg may feel that his recent hints at a 2016 run for the White House have barely registered in a presidential year dominated by big characters and unexpected twists.

The 'good billionaire': Silicon Valley roots for Bloomberg for president

After the initial stir caused by news the former New York mayor was considering entering the 2016 race as a centrist, independent candidate, he has quickly receded to the shadows, barely discussed by either Democratic or Republican candidates. Yet there is one corner of the US still holding out for a Bloomberg candidacy: Silicon Valley. The tech industry sees the billionaire entrepreneur, who is fiscally conservative and socially liberal, as one of its own. “Bloomberg is good billionaire to Trump’s bad billionaire,” former Google executive and current startup founder Mike Dudas said. Or as Twitter’s chief financial officer Anthony Noto recently put it: “Wow!!

The Ebb and Flow of the Road to the Nomination. Donald Trump Scraps the Usual Campaign Playbook, Including TV Ads. 95,000 Words, Many of Them Ominous, From Donald Trump’s Tongue. Hillary Clinton 2016: How Does She Lose? “If a candidate has ever been inevitable—for the nomination—it is Mrs.

Hillary Clinton 2016: How Does She Lose?

Clinton today,” the New York Times’ Nate Cohn declared early this year. “Hillary is probable, but no longer inevitable,” the Los Angeles Times’ David Horsey inferred months later. Polling guru Nate Silver nodded along with that assessment, giving Clinton an 85 percent chance of winning the Democratic nomination. “The general election is a whole different story,” he cautioned. PredictWise, which synthesizes data from pollsters and various betting markets, currently gives Clinton a 69 percent chance of winning the Democratic nomination and a 42 percent chance of becoming president. Story Continued Below. A Point of View: The rude, vulgar US presidential election - BBC News.

The race for the White House can appear a ridiculous spectacle to the casual observer. But look closer and it's far worse than that, says PJ O'Rourke. To outsiders, the US presidential election contest must look rude, vulgar, overcrowded, angry, stupid, and dangerous - a busload of football hooligans. That is not how it looks to an American. 'Yes we can' 2.0? Why Joe Biden is running for president – and why he's not. The prospect that a sitting vice-president would refuse to run for president of the United States defies most brands of modern political logic. It defies the logic of personal duty that causes someone to spend 40 years of his life in elected office, in an effort to fulfill a public charge.

It defies the logic of personal ambition that grows stronger with proximity to the biggest job in the world. It defies what little logic there is left to prognostication, given that one in four voters want the current vice-president to stay in the White House – and that he nips at every runaway lead Hillary Clinton has ever had, whenever his name comes up in a poll. And the prospect of an election without the US’s beloved No2 certainly defies the logic of any media revenue model, which contemplates in this case a fight to the political death between two Washington friends, and sees a bonanza. How can Joe Biden not join the 2016 race for the presidency? Joe Biden Supporters Ramp Up a Campaign-in-Waiting. Vice President Joe Biden’s aides and supporters have intensified efforts in recent days to create a campaign-in-waiting, developing more detailed plans for staffing, fundraising and organizing as they prepare for a possible 2016 presidential bid.

Democratic fundraisers are working to recruit donors and lock down financial commitments. Mr. Biden’s aides are sketching out plans for potential hires in key primary states and considering which of the vice president’s longtime allies would work for a campaign and which would oversee a Biden super PAC. The vice president has said he may not be ready to mount a bid for the White House, and people close to him say they are trying to give him the time and space to make a decision. But in private, Mr. What Will Obama's Unpopularity Mean for 2016? For the United States of America, the bad news is that after eight years of President Obama, an extraordinary amount of work will need to be done to restore American liberty, prosperity, and constitutionalism.

The good news, however, is this: History suggests that parties that hold the White House for two consecutive terms only win a third straight term if the outgoing president is a lot more popular than Obama. Perry suspends campaign after hopes for a ‘second chance’ were dashed. ST. How Bernie Sanders is plotting his path to the Democratic nomination. Bernie Sanders is fast expanding his political staff, crafting a delegate strategy and cultivating a vast volunteer corps and digital fundraising network that he believes can seriously challenge Hillary Rodham Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Candidates on the Issues. Bernie Sanders’s Long Run. Bernie Sanders formally announced that he was running for President on May 26, 2015, in a stern thirty-five-minute speech he delivered in Burlington, Vermont, on the green-gray shores of Lake Champlain. But, really, his campaign began nearly five years earlier, on the floor of the Senate, on December 10, 2010, when Sanders spoke—without eating, or sitting down, or taking a bathroom break—for eight and a half hours. Who Is Running for President?