Winning Lost

Hillary’s stunning Presidential election loss has become a second-guessing cottage industry. Blame basket includes Russia, private server, FBI, misogyny, lack of messaging, staff ineptitude, arrogance, deplorables comment, Obama fatigue, entitlement, lousy personality. To name a few. None of these were the most defining factor. What was it?

The press’ constant stories that Hillary was the inevitable winner. Their polls, assertions about her fail-safe ground operation. Virtually no media outlet considered Trump’s chances to be close. Therefore, those sitting on the fence stayed home, believing that if she was going to win easily, no need to vote for a person they weren’t thrilled about. And, critically, after FBI Director Comey believed Attorney General Loretta Lynch was clearly compromised, he couldn’t hold back potentially criminal information on the manifest next President.

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