Top 10 Mistakes Hillary Clinton Made in Her 2016 Campaign

Hardly the ideal Democrat candidate for many voters, but her defeat was largely unexpected. She was alotted a lot of room for error, yet made too many mistakes.

The Top Ten

Being boring

Had she not learned this lesson from John Kerry, Michael Dukakis and Walter Mondale - marmalade_skies

Running a negative campaign

Her main case was that people should vote for her to prevent her opponent from winning. Except she didn't convince the American public why they should vote FOR HER.

She went down in the gutter and Donald beat her with experience. - marmalade_skies

Surrounding herself with yes-men

Her staff told her everything she wanted to hear, and she thought she would win by a landslide, but she never faced the possibility that her approach to campaigning was flawed. - marmalade_skies

Not focusing enough on policy

She decided to focus on Trump's antics, but she didn't talk that much about education, environmental protection, infrastructure and other issues that mattered to voters. - marmalade_skies

Perfunctory debate performances

She beat Trump in at least 2 of the debates, but that doesn't say much. She never made her call to action for voters. She never persuaded people to knock on doors and campaign for her. - marmalade_skies

Not reaching out to black voters enough

Granted, it may not have been possible for her to outdo Obama in this department, but she could have communicated with them more as opposed to just sending celebrities to Cleveland. - marmalade_skies

Making the moral argument

Focusing her argument on her opponent's immoral behaviors didn't help her because many Americans viewed her as immoral and untrustworthy as well. - marmalade_skies

Campaigning in the wrong states

She campaigned in Arizona, which she had little chance of winning, but neglected Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania which she lost by a narrow margin. - marmalade_skies

Picking Tim Kaine as her VP

He didn't add much to her campaign and was practically invisible the whole race. - marmalade_skies

"Deplorables" comment

She stooped down to her opponent's level. - marmalade_skies

The Contenders

Lying repeatedly
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