Bad Management

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This article on the Clinton campaign in Michigan shows how things don’t work.  In a political campaign, on the ground data is crucial.  If you don’t know what’s REALLY happening you can’t be effective. Yet the Clinton campaign seemingly acted like a badly run corporation and ignored the rumblings that things were not going as well as they seemed.

Everybody could see Hillary Clinton was cooked in Iowa. So when, a week-and-a-half out, the Service Employees International Union started hearing anxiety out of Michigan, union officials decided to reroute their volunteers, giving a desperate team on the ground around Detroit some hope.

They started prepping meals and organizing hotel rooms.

SEIU — which had wanted to go to Michigan from the beginning, but been ordered not to — dialed Clinton’s top campaign aides to tell them about the new plan. According to several people familiar with the call, Brooklyn was…

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