Democratic Hillary Clinton’s loss in the 2016 US elections has been attributed to various reasons. These include Russian interference and FBI Director James Comey’s letter.
However, Clinton senior advisor Karen Finney has said that the former secretary of state faced a “perfect storm” of problems that led to her loss against the now President-elect Donald Trump.
A “perfect storm of a lot of different things” caused Hillary Clinton to lose the election.
“There are any number of things that you could point to to say that it was a mistake that we made that probably has some merit to it, because it was such a perfect storm of a lot of different things,” Finney told CNN‘s Jake Tapper in an interview.
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“But one of the things I think is important as we think about going forward is I don’t think this is an issue where there’s just a magic bullet … A majority of those people agreed with her on the economy, thought she’d be better on the economy. And she’s won 2.8 million more in the popular vote.”
Finney noted that Democratic Party has a lot of work to do in the coming future. She also shed light on the “50 state strategy,” pursued by Democratic National Committee chairman Howard Dean who took over the party in 2005. Dean’s tenure came to an end in January 2009. President Barack Obama was being inaugurated at the time.
Hillary Clinton adviser: “I think we need to learn some of the lessons coming out of this election.”
“I think we need to learn some of the lessons coming out of this election, no question, in terms of how we talk to working families, whether they are black, white, brown and where those families are located, how we talk to them about the issues they care about,” Finney said.
However, Finney’s viewpoint over Clinton’s loss in the 2016 US elections seem to be in contrast with other colleagues. In December Robby Mook, Clinton’s former campaign manager, attributed Trump’s victory to the alleged Russian interference.
Speaking with Tapper at the time, he said, “Congress has got to investigate what happened with Russia here. We cannot have foreign, and foreign aggressors I would argue, intervening in our elections.”