August 24, 2016

HALSEY V. BARBAROSSA:

Hillary Clinton has eased one of the biggest doubts about her capacity to be a good president (Matthew Yglesias on August 19, 2016, Vox)

As Donald Trump undertakes his second major campaign shakeup of the summer, it's worth reflecting on the remarkable stability of Hillary Clinton's 2016 quest for the presidency. Campaign chair John Podesta is exactly where he was a year ago. So are policy point man Jake Sullivan, communications director Jennifer Palmieri, spokesperson Brian Fallon, and basically everyone else.

The campaign is bigger than it was a year ago, with more field organizers and regional offices and an ever-expanded digital team. But fundamentally the team was put in place back when Joe Biden was seen as Clinton's main rival for the Democratic nomination.

The difference is stark: Trump appears to be running a pirate ship with endless mutinies on board while Hillary Clinton is running a well-disciplined battleship.

Posted by at August 24, 2016 8:00 PM

  

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