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Politics & Polls #45: Inside Hillary Clinton’s ‘Doomed’ Campaign

May 17, 2017
By:
B. Rose Kelly
Source:
Woodrow Wilson School

More than 100 insider sources helped journalists Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes lift the veil on Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the many avoidable missteps that turned a winnable election into a stunning defeat.

Allen and Parnes’ new book, “Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign,” digs deeper to illuminate a flawed campaign that resulted in a defeat that shocked the world.

In this episode, professor Julian Zelizer interviews Allen and Parnes about their #1 New York Times best-seller. This interview also aired May 15 on Facebook Live.

Allen is the head of content at Sidewire, a columnist at Roll Call, and an adjunct professor at Northwestern University. He is the recipient of the Dirksen and Hume Awards and has written about national politics for more than a decade, including as a former Washington bureau chief for Bloomberg News and a former White House bureau chief for POLITICO.

Parnes is the senior White House correspondent for The Hill, where she covered Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential election and is now covering the Trump administration. She has written about politics for over a decade. Prior to this assignment, she chronicled the Obama White House and the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections for POLITICO and The Hill, respectively.

ABOUT THE HOSTS

Zelizer is the Malcolm Stevenson Forbes, Class of 1941 
Professor of History and Public Affairs at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. He has been one of the pioneers in the revival of American political history. He is the author of several books including, most recently, "The Fierce Urgency of Now: Lyndon Johnson, Congress, and the Battle for the Great Society." Zelizer is a frequent commentator in the international and national media on political history and contemporary politics. He has published more than 600 hundred op-eds, including his weekly column on CNN.com.

Wang is professor of neuroscience and molecular biology at Princeton University. He is known for his books "Welcome to Your Brain" and "Welcome to Your Child's Brain" and for his founding role at the Princeton Election Consortium, a blog providing U.S. election analyses. In 2004, Wang was one of the first to aggregate U.S. presidential polls using probabilistic methods. He has also developed new statistical standards for partisan gerrymandering. A neuroscientist, Wang's academic research focuses on the neuroscience of learning, the cerebellum and autism.