The Well-Oiled Machine in Disrepair

Back in 2008, there was a well-oiled machine that did the impossible. It took down the Clinton machine.

Can you imagine that? The Hillary train was thrown off the track by an organized, positive and popular political upstart who went on to win the presidency outright. Barack Obama became the first black president of the United States of America… But that was four years ago. Where is that machine now?

Those involved in the campaign dislike each other. Michelle Obama hates David Axelrod. David Axelrod hates Stephanie Cutter. Stephanie Cutter may or may not hate her job because people dare to call out when she’s outright lying to the rest of the American public. I think she also hates Axelrod. But that’s beyond the point.

What happened to this machine? The one that powered through America four years ago? Why are the cogs rusty? Where is the positivity?

It’s gone.

The Obama campaign is dropping the ball here. There should have been a unified message for more than a day. They came out of the gate really strong and then… nothing. Things got turned on them, and the campaign hasn’t recovered.

Yes, this is a short post, but I just wanted to ask the question(s). Feel free to speculate or contradict or whatever.


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