“Hope and change,” Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign is not.
In the latest panicked email from Hillary for America, Campaign Manager Robby Mook says he is “worried” and “annoyed.”
News just broke that Bernie Sanders is outspending us on TV in Iowa and New Hampshire by hundreds of thousands of dollars.
I’m worried, because last-minute ads could cost us this election. And I’m annoyed — because once again, they’re counting on this team staying on the sidelines. …
They’ve got more donors than we do, more contributions than we have, and if they keep up this pace on TV, they’ll be able to get their message out to more people than we can.
That’s a remarkable statement, given the fact that the Clinton campaign raised $100 million in 2015, CNN reports.
In a late December campaign email, Hillary promised she wouldn’t lose again.
I know what it’s like to be up in December of one year and lose in the spring of the next. I bet many of you might remember that feeling, too.
We aren’t going to let that happen again. I will work my heart out to make sure of that.
And in an email before that, she had already began raising the prospect that she may lose the early states:
The contests in Iowa and New Hampshire will be here faster than you can believe (or at least faster than I can!).
That means it’s time to be realistic about the resources we still need to be ready because right now, winning this nomination is no sure thing.
If we lose in Iowa or New Hampshire, we’re going to need to dig in and work that much harder to make sure we win the nomination.
“For Hillary to admit, this far in advance, that she might lose Iowa and/or New Hampshire, we can only speculate on what her private polls must be showing,” former Clinton advisor Dick Morris says.