Final bill for Hillary futility: $1.2 billion Wasted on Campaign Failure
“As Matt Vespa reminds us, Hillary Clinton once offered this zinger about Donald Trump’s claims to be a business wizard: “What kind of genius loses a billion dollars in a single year?” The New York Post has the answer in their review of election-campaign financial disclosures. The final cost of Hillary’s futile bid for the presidency — including monies spent by the Democratic Party and supporting PACS — exceeded $1.2 billion.
Trump, on the other hand, turned out to be a wiser manager of finances than Hillary guessed:
Hillary Clinton and her supporters spent a record $1.2 billion for her losing presidential campaign — twice as much as the winner, Donald Trump, according to the latest records.
The president-elect, who confounded critics during the campaign by saying there was no need to raise or spend $1 billion or more, ended up making do with $600 million.
So why didn’t spending disparities matter this time? This cycle had a couple of unique characteristics. First, Trump’s celebrity status and his blunt and mercurial style forced the media to cover him more than they would have chosen to do with any other Republican candidate, even while flagellating themselves for doing so.
But perhaps even more to the point, Democrats nominated someone who just couldn’t be advertised into winning. Even the best advertising campaigns need a product that at least achieves mediocrity and palatability. Hillary’s failure shows that she couldn’t even meet those low standards as a political candidate. We’re not likely to see that combination again for a long, long time in a presidential general election. At least, we hope not.”
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