FiveThirtyEight: Politics Podcast Excerpt - Dec. 5, 2016

The FiveThirtyEight politics podcast team discuss the reactions from the campaign managers at the recent Harvard panel.
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This is kind of a big two day conference are journalists and people from the campaigns gathered to debrief it sounds like this year. There was the real emotions on display in this them fallout from the selection still really raw for the people who. Or part of. To say that there's animus between Hillary Clinton's side and they. Donald Trump's side. To say that I like diet soda it was very very clear a lot of anger. Both Clinton people or upset with the way the pitch from people conducted themselves during the general election in the way that track some of the statements that trumpet made. But that trump team is also very upset that the Clinton team and very upset with the press. If you could summarize what the Clinton team had to say about their major. Lines of deficiency in what the trauma team had to say about their things that ultimately and victory I think what Kellyanne Conway realized. In part because this is what the Clinton Campaign believes they don't want. The narrative out there that. That Komi intervene to WikiLeaks intervene and that's why and that's why they want to their defense though. I understand why rate they feel a little bit aggrieved because they took a candy he was. Unorthodox to say the very least right in the so but you know but no one's writing the -- these guys are geniuses story when kind of you could make that case and a fairly basic way. Yeah I know I think that's exactly right I mean if you look at where Donald Trump went during the final week of that campaign. Where he stopped off my favorite is still the Minnesota when we stopped off in an airport hangar. Everybody including myself were being the biggest Smart Alex in the world. Whole artist from building Minnesota the polls are close and hasn't gone democratic since Nixon won in 72. Blah blah blah into blues in the state are less than two points. You know one thing that I think. The Clinton Campaign. Aired on in my view is that days. Had to narrower set of states that they thought might actually be. Decisive in that was one of the more subsequent affront like we think this is a six state race in the current campaign says we think it was a fourteen state race right but also she wasn't playing good defense and when your head you wanna play good defense he would defend Michigan and Wisconsin and maybe Minnesota. In particular and you didn't need I mean do you know I'm not sure what they were doing in. Iowa I think they were too proud to today's hot at all specifically about the upper midwest like about Michigan about. That sort of big fail they think that there are a lot of weight. Middle class voters who are who were swinging right so one thing we've talked. Weaver the Clinton came awful times as they believe in this notion of US to city in a state that some states the polls are very steady. Maybe Florida's one of those in some states in the midwest airlines and noticeable shift allied with news about its and so I think they think that. That company was especially damaging to them in same address.

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