Episode 3: Jonathan Allen - Shattered
Election post-mortems are a golden opportunity for pushing cherished pet theories. The consequences of ignoring your sage advice are now plain to see. Arriving after the "I told you so!" thinkpieces, Shattered does the forensics of piecing together what happened on Clinton's doomed 2016 campaign.
Shattered gets inside the Hillary bubble to find out what actually went wrong. The book reveals a campaign rife with distrust whose main players jostle with each other for dominance. staffers fear making mistakes which will leave them covertly demoted, the campaign manager is unwavering in his ability to stay the course of least effectiveness, speeches are written by committee, and Bill stalks hotel hallways wondering when the hell he can get out and work the old magic in the heartland.
I caught up with Jonathan Allen and we get into why the US 2016 election went down the way it did.