During today’s first address since Hillary’s loss to Trump, Obama made a veiled rebuke of how Hillary chose to run her campaign, and the reason for her eventual loss to Trump. While Trump was out storming the entire nation, Hillary took it easy. Obama claims, “he was victorious in Iowa, a mostly white state, ‘not because of the demographics’, but because he spent 87 days going to ‘every small town and fair and fish fry and VFW.’
Could it be that Hillary just didn’t do enough?
Obama has always said that Trump is uniquely unqualified to run the country but states that its time people come together and accept it. We must all unite behind him and move on.
The Daily Mail has the story:
President Barack Obama delivered a veiled rebuke to Hillary Clinton today for spending the summer and much of the fall taking it easy as Donald Trump barnstormed the nation.
The two-time winner Electoral College winner said he was victorious in Iowa, a mostly white state, ‘not because of the demographics’, but because he spent 87 days going to ‘every small town and fair and fish fry and VFW.’
Some counties he may have lost by fewer votes because he dropped in, the president said. Others he won unexpectedly.
‘And the challenge for a national party is how do you dig in there and create those kinds of structures.’
Democrats who are ‘discouraged’ by last Tuesday’s election, Obama said, should remember that ‘things change pretty rapidly.’
‘But they don’t change inevitably. They change because you work for it,’ he said.
Clinton spent considerable time in Iowa as she prepared to compete in the Democratic caucuses there against Bernie Sanders.
She visited Des Moines three times and Cedar Rapids once in the general election. She also made a stop in ‘Quad Cities’ area, though her rally was technically in Illinois.
Clinton’s campaign wrote off the swing state that Obama won in 2008 and 2012 and spent her time trying to win over North Carolina, a state he lost in 2012, and Pennsylvania instead.
Not only did she lose all three of those states, Clinton held one or no rallies a day while Trump conquered the country and lost most of the midwest, never even visiting Wisconsin which turned red as a result.