Political guru Donna Brazile is the subject of a lot of eye rolls from Democrats who are pissed that the one-time acting Democratic National Committee chairwoman has spilled the beans about Hillary Clinton’s failed 2016 presidential campaign.
So Brazile, the first African American to manage a presidential campaign, sent out a message to naysayers:
“For those telling me to shut up, they told Hillary that a couple months ago. You know what I tell them? Go to hell,” Brazile said. “I’m going to tell my story. Why am I supposed to be the only person who is unable to tell my story?”–Donna Brazile on ABC’s “This Week.”
In her recently released memoir, Brazile let the cat out of the bag regarding a dysfunctional Democratic organization and Hillary Clinton campaign, including lavish expenditures and Clinton’s alleged maneuvering to keep upstart Bernie sanders from winning.
Also in her book, Brazile paints a picture of a campaign doomed to fail, punctuated by Clinton’s shocking medical collapse at her SUV prior to the election.
Brazile said she also warned Clinton’s camp that they were making a mistake by ignoring minority voters.
Many Black voters were turned off by Hillary’s message, which largely ignored criminal justice reform and the well-publicized police shootings of Black men.
Brazile said she saw the L coming, so she crafted a Plan B that would allow the then-ailing Clinton to be replaced on the ticket by former Vice President Joe Biden while adding African American New Jersey Senator Cory Booker as his VP.
Donna Brazile ran Al Gore’s 2000 presidential campaign, which many say was a winning one.
Gore lost Florida by about 500 votes after the Supreme Court infamously intervened and stopped a recount after Republicans successfully threw out thousands of mostly Democratic votes.
The move handed George Bush the presidency.