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The Front-Runnerís Fall [Obit to Hillary Campaign]
ArmyTimes ^ | Sept 2008 | Joshua Green

Posted on 08/14/2008 6:34:30 AM PDT by PurpleMan

The result demonstrates that paranoid dysfunction breeds the impulse to hoard. Everything from major strategic plans to bitchy staff e-mail feuds was handed over.

(Excerpt) Read more at theatlantic.com ...


TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008dncconvention; demprimary; hillary; obama
Long, but interesting read.
1 posted on 08/14/2008 6:34:31 AM PDT by PurpleMan
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To: PurpleMan
I think Hillary Clinton's failed campaign can be summed up in one statement: Pride goeth before a fall.

She was supposed to win. She was the presumptive nominee two years before a single primary ballot was cast. As one could pithily put it, sh*t happens.

2 posted on 08/14/2008 6:49:52 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Rummyfan

Reading the whole thing, it’s more than “Pride goeth before a fall”

It’s indecision, constant repackaging, no personal transparency, and a lack of leadership.


3 posted on 08/14/2008 6:52:58 AM PDT by PurpleMan
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To: PurpleMan

that’s plausible.

have you noticed the puffed up egos in government and corporate bureaucracies?

people would rather sabotage the whole for their narcissism.


4 posted on 08/14/2008 6:55:41 AM PDT by ken21 (people die and you never hear from them again.)
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To: PurpleMan
I think Hillary Clinton's failed campaign can be summed up in one statement:

She didn't divorce Bill.

If she really, really wanted to be POTUS, and had a head for politics, she should have divorced him, quietly, in 2001 or 2002.

The Big He was the elephant in the room during the primaries. Neither Clinton recognized how much distaste for him was tipping the fence-sitters to the wrong side in the early going. Team Hillary actually seemed to think that getting him out on the trail would HELP, somehow.

5 posted on 08/14/2008 7:00:15 AM PDT by Jim Noble (When He rolls up His sleeves, He ain't just puttin' on the Ritz)
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To: Jim Noble

when the doyle and penn camps broke into

an open hostilities, it was all over.


6 posted on 08/14/2008 7:03:00 AM PDT by ken21 (people die and you never hear from them again.)
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To: PurpleMan

Neat inside look at how politics is played and campaigns are won and lost by decisions on tactics and strategy as well as the message and charisma of the candidate.


7 posted on 08/14/2008 7:25:22 AM PDT by wildbill
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The Front-Runner’s Fall [Obit on Hillary Campaign]
Atlantic Monthly | Sept 2008 | Joshua Green
Posted on 08/14/2008 6:45:23 AM PDT by PurpleMan
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2061737/posts


8 posted on 08/14/2008 8:24:43 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile hasn't been updated since Friday, May 30, 2008)
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