Oh man. This thread is a gold mine of armchair quarterbacking. My favorite so far:
Originally Posted by Ladewig
Although, to be fair to Ladewig:
I won't say "I told you so", because I didn't. I didn't even see the Trump win coming, until it actually happened.
I never put much weight in the "outspend" argument in political campaigns. It seems like once you have enough money to clear the barrier to entry into the campaign, diminishing returns set in very quickly. By August, it was clear that Trump was getting all the publicity and coverage he needed, at a fraction of what Hillary was spending.
What I don't think any of us knew until after the election was over, was that the Clinton team didn't
have a ground game, and that their reliance on targeting models was fatally misguided.