Hillary Clinton may have lost the first-in-the-nation primary election in New Hampshire to rival Bernie Sanders, but she already has a plan in place that will supposedly boost her campaign as they move on to bigger states.
Clinton's campaign manager Robby Mook released a memo on Tuesday, conceding her defeat in New Hampshire, but also predicted a much more successful series of primaries in March. Apparently, the Clinton camp believes the candidates’ favorability among minorities will hand her the win.
“[W]hereas the electorates in Iowa and New Hampshire are largely rural/suburban and predominantly white, the March states better reflect the true diversity of the Democratic Party and the nation — including large populations of voters who live in big cities and small towns, and voters with a much broader range of races and religions," the memo said. "The nomination will very likely be won in March, not February, and we believe that Hillary Clinton is well positioned to build a strong — potentially insurmountable — delegate lead next month."
Here’s the Clinton campaign’s full memo:
Considering the backlash Clinton received for her listicle "7 things Hillary Clinton has in common with your abuela," a publication toward Latino voters, perhaps she shouldn’t be so quick to rely on their votes.
Similarly, as several online users pointed out, she helped her husband, Bill Clinton, champion crime laws and anti-drug policies during his presidency — a move that put hundreds of thousands of minorities in prison. Therefore, banking on African American votes might also not be a good idea, unless Clinton has a concrete plan up her sleeve to appeal to this demographic.
Here’s how Twitterati reacted to the memo:
@politicoroger tell hillary we are not her firewall we know it's not about Obama legacy it 3rd term Clinton presidency— richdoll (@richdoll54) February 10, 2016
Hey Black & Latino voters,— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) February 10, 2016
Did YOU get the Hillary memo asking you to save her campaign?
I'm just curious. https://t.co/oDwqHhLD5b
Hillary Clinton just sent out a 3 page memo on how she plans 2 get the black vote, she shld try Private Prisons she's filled them w/plenty— GAPeach (@PoliticsPeach) February 10, 2016
@politicoroger All Sanders needs to do is gently remind SC black voters about how the Clintons treated Obama in 2008. Her support is soft.— S.Anderson00 (@SeanKAnderson) February 10, 2016