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Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's
Domed Campaign
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The saddest commentary on this entire subject is the
millions of Americans who bought into her lies. We need to
have higher expectations, and higher standards for our
leaders! If the potential candidates can't even follow
simple, standard protocol with regard to handling email
traffic, how can you expect them to govern a
nation?****__Paul F.

Just started this book and they've already lost me. In the
forward they claim Clinton faced "a primary opponent who
attacked her character". Seriously? Bernie Sanders ran one
of the cleanest campaigns in US history. There are
hundreds of clips from news shows where the hosts are
trying desperately to get him to disparage her and he
refuses. He always steered the talk back to the issues. In
comparison, she and her team doesn't a year and a half
lying about and misrepresenting his policies and positions.
Thanks to WikiLeaks we now know they even planned to
use his religion against him and paint his campaign as
irresponsible. We know they rigged the primary using dnc
insiders and their cronies in the MSM. She even had the
nerve to claim he wasn't there when she was trying to get
universal healthcare passed in the 90s despite there being
both photographic and video evidence to the contrary.
Anyone who is delusional enough to claim he attacked her
character when, in fact, the very opposite is true, is either
stupid or a liar.****__Misty Boetcher

I could not agree more with the authors. As someone who
worked on the campaign from the national down to the
most local level - chaos was everywhere. People were
ignored, voices were ignored - skipping important states
such as Wisconsin doomed the candidate. Let me be very
simple here - she was the wrong candidate to represent
the Party in 2016. Trump turned this into his advantage -
a Sanders at the top may have won - maybe - this was an
avalanche of hate munging and anger from the start - and
the Campaign is aptly described here from the chaotic
scene it was. From Mook to Podesta - this was in military
terms as Cluster F--- from the start. Highly recommend
this book to all politicos on every level.*****__Richard
About The Author:
Jonathan Allen is an award-winning
political journalist and New York
Times bestselling author. He is the
head of community and content at
Sidewire, a columnist for Roll Call, and
an adjunct professor at Northwestern
University. He is also the host of the
DC/BS podcast and can be booked for
speaking engagements through the
Bright Sight Group.

Jonathan was formerly the
Washington bureau chief for
Bloomberg News and the White House
bureau chief for Politico. He is a
winner of the Everett McKinley
Dirksen Award for reporting on
Congress and the Sandy Hume
Memorial Award for excellence in
political journalism.

A frequent guest analyst on national
television and radio news programs,
Jonathan is a graduate of the
University of Maryland and lives on
Capitol Hill with his wife and two
children. Shattered: Inside Hillary
Clinton's Doomed Campaign is his
second book with Amie Parnes. Their
first, HRC: State Secrets and the
Rebirth of Hillary Clinton, debuted on
the New York Times bestseller list.

Jonathan grew up in Silver Spring and
Bethesda, Maryland, and graduated
from Walter Johnson High School.
Before graduating from the University
of Maryland, he played baseball at St.
Mary's College in Southern Maryland.
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 tragic 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 will offer 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.
More Reviews: The other big revelation I gleaned from the book that Ms. Clinton was perhaps doomed
by her own humongous footprint in the Democratic Party. She was so well connected that everybody wanted to
manage her campaign. She ended up with an amorphous, conflicted, ossified, bureaucratic team that diluted her
message, dispersed her efforts, and puffed up her ego with flattery to the point where she became lazy with the
seeming certainty of winning. Donald Trump, on the other hand, ran his own quirky campaign by himself. Ms.
Clinton was the Chairman of the Board. Trump was the Entrepreneur. The Entrepreneur prevailed.

The book makes clear that if there were many defects in herself and her staff. If there was any one single blow
that crystallized the various disaffections and broke her “glass jaw” it was her frank stupidity in transferring
classified State Department documents to an unauthorized (and illegal?) private server. I am sure others
suspected, as I did, that she purloined those documents in order to sell classified information to foreign
governments and business interests. Perhaps that is too malicious an interpretation of her motives, but there is
no doubt that she scoffed at the government policies protecting this information that she had sworn to uphold.
Revelations of the private email server destroyed her credibility on all other issues:

When voters were asked to describe her with a single word, “liar” was the one most frequently used. A lot of that
came from Republicans, but it had a psychic effect on Democrats who had looked at her as the party’s likely

What I enjoyed most about the book is its telling of the gossip inside Ms. Clinton’s campaign. The stories are told
colorfully from the viewpoints of the many boisterous personalities who managed campaigns of Ms. Clinton and
the other candidates.*****__Alan F. Sewell