New America Rising Graphic: Clinton’s Iowa Loss By The Numbers
The Clinton campaign “exude[d] confidence” just a day before Iowa voters went to the caucuses. So confident in their chances, campaign manager Robby Mook took time away from his real job to knock doors in Iowa—maybe not the best idea, considering there are rumors swirling already that he should step down.
But more importantly, Clinton and her team poured millions of dollars, thousands of man-hours, and their hopes and dreams into organizing Iowa voters only to come up short in Iowa once again:
Iowa wasn’t just supposed to be a tentative first step in Clinton’s inevitable march to the Democratic nomination, it was meant to be the cornerstone of a rebuilt political persona – and her national team was built from Iowa outward, with a foundational goal of winning here, and winning big. But nothing is ever easy with Hillary Clinton – especially not here – and her inability to ride a first-class ground organization to triumph underscores the candidate’s weakness and the lack of a message that resonates with primary voters.
For a more detailed look at the effort Team Clinton put into Iowa, which “denied Clinton the opportunity to use ANY win as momentum heading into New Hampshire,” see the new America Rising infographic below:
See here for more on Clinton’s Iowa Campaign By The Numbers.