Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Inside the Loss Clinton Saw Coming
At Politico by Edward-Isaac Dovere
--We have some news. It’s not good.”
Hillary Clinton’s communications director Jennifer Palmieri filled the candidate in as the plane landed in Iowa, with campaign manager Robby Mook in the huddle. Jim Comey’s letter had hit when they were still in the air, without wifi, and now they were all at once processing the news and a game plan and the worry the FBI director had delivered an “existential” hit to a campaign already more nervous than it had been letting on.
Clinton was sitting up in her private cabin, chatting with childhood friend Betsy Ebeling.
“You knew we weren’t done,” Palmieri told the boss.
“I knew there would be something," Clinton told them with a slight smile. “So here it is.”