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1307, 14 Nov 16

Clinton’s Questionable Advertising Strategy

Even the Clinton Camp bought into the flawed polls.

In the closing weeks of the presidential race, Hillary Clinton’s campaign — and the outside groups that supported it — aired more television advertisements in Omaha than in the states of Michigan and Wisconsin combined. The Omaha ads were in pursuit of a single electoral vote in a Nebraska congressional district, which Clinton did not ultimately win, and also bled into households in Iowa, which also she did not win. Michigan and Wisconsin add up to 26 electoral votes; she appears not to have won them, either.

Strategic decisions can make all the difference in a close race. Clinton lost the White House (despite winning the popular vote) to Republican Donald Trump on the strength of about 100,000 votes in Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. That is the definition of a close race.

But a review of Democrats’ advertising decisions at the end of the race suggests Clinton and her allies weren’t playing to win a close one. They were playing for a blowout. And it cost them.


1307, 14 November 2016


  1. Kevin Scheunemann

    I love it when egghead “scientific” elitists are wrong!

    We still have this unwavering liberal faith in egghead global warming theory, but we can’t get simple election polls right.

    Shows just how much of a religion global warming really is when it comes down to “science” getting something so simple completely wrong.

  2. Le Roi du Nord

    I though you were offended by name calling.  What a hypocrite.

    PS:  Tell your doctor that he is an egghead elitist.  See where that gets you.

    PS 2:  2016 will go down as the warmest year in recorded history.  Polar ice is melting, sea levels rising, southern species moving north carrying disease and parasites with them.  But you feel safe in knowing if you stick your head in the sand everything will be alright.

  3. Kevin Scheunemann

    “Egghead elitist” is name calling?

    Wow, how thin skinned are you?

    I view “egghead elitist” more as descriptive fact, than “name calling”.

    Compared to your average liberal calling sensible people “climate change deniers”, my “egghead elitist” is a nothing burger by comparison.

    You want to stop global warming?   You must work for the natural gas producer lobby.

  4. Le Roi du Nord

    I’m pretty a pretty tolerant guy.  I just wanted to point out your continued hypocrisy.  And also to to point out your limited vocabulary.  A smart person with a diverse vocabulary could have made a similar comment without calling anyone an egghead elitist.  But not you.  Always shoot low, then you won’t be disappointed.

    Your continued misinformed and biased comments regarding climate change just prove my point.

  5. Kevin Scheunemann

    Tolerant guy? Great, then you have room for “egghead elitist” to be descritptive term rather than an insult.


  6. Le Roi du Nord


    You show your true colors when you make such feeble attempts to rationalize your nasty side.

  7. Le Roi du Nord

    I just read this great comment at Urban Milwaukee regarding “elites” and thought I would share it.

    “Dictators customarily promise to empower the ignorant at the expense of elites. Those they define as elites are customarily those who are better educated. Trump won the stupid vote going away. Elite by birth, W defeated the obviously more intelligent Al Gore and John Kerry largely by persuading stupid voters that he was a REGULAR GUY. College dropout Scott Walker defeated a man who clearly knew more about history, sociology, law and literature than he did + a woman with an MBA and success in business by portraying them as elites.

    We need to stop voting for people who dismiss their opponents as too smart. If we do not respect better educated candidates, we will continue to elect less educated candidates; thereby dumbing down our leadership”.

    Yes, I agree with the comment, we are dumbing down our elected officials.

  8. jjf

    I’d like some of those egghead elitist antibiotics if I was sick.

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