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Wed Nov 16, 2016, 07:56 PM

39. We lost because our candidate didn't command enough votes.

It wasn't Comey. It wasn't sexism, or racism, or Jill Stein. Trump got fewer votes than McCain or Romney. We would have lost in 2008 and 2012 with this candidate, who carried baggage from a 30-year political career, who avoided reaching out to the people most in need in this country, who answered "Hope and Change" and "Yes we can" with "Eh, Wall Street's cool" and "No we can't."

Clinton might have worked in a world not this divided. In an economy that had fully recovered. In some imaginary America where a business-friendly technocrat who eventually came around on social issues like marriage equality was marginally more likable than an anthropomorphized middle finger to everything.

It's not everyone's else's fault. It's not anyone else's fault. A strong candidate would have won, and we picked a weak one. "It's her turn, and "I'm not as bad as that guy" turned out not to be a compelling platform.

Next time let's stand for something. That might help.

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