Working for Every Vote

I've got a new piece at Shareblue about Hillary Clinton's commanding ground game:
Hillary Clinton campaigns hard, whether she is ahead in the polls or trailing in the polls. She does not take anything for granted. Not the unpredictable nature of national politics, not votes, and not the voters who cast them.

She has said, often, that she is working for every last vote and that she will work hard, if elected, for every person in the country, irrespective of whether they voted for her. Because that is what good public service entails.

A significant part of working for every vote means building a solid and successful ground game. And so she has.

The numbers do not lie: Clinton is trouncing Donald Trump in the ground game.
There is oh so much more at the link!

This is really something that doesn't get discussed enough during presidential campaigns—especially this one, with its regrettable disproportionate focus on "optics."

The way that campaigns are run matters. Not just in terms of content, but in terms of efficacy.

Clinton works hard, and she's built a team that works hard. A diverse team, filled with people who have expertise in the areas in which they're working. She draws talent, and she puts it to effective use.

That tells us something about the kind of president she'll be. And it's the kind of president we should all want.

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