Jonathan Allen wrote the book Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign.

How the Clinton Campaign Failed From the Inside Out

How the Clinton Campaign Failed From the Inside Out

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
April 25 2017 6:16 PM

The Clinton Campaign Tell-All

In Shattered, Jonathan Allen and his co-author, Amie Parnes, detail an organization beset by infighting, fatalism, and a fundamentally weak candidate.

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Hillary Clinton greets supporters during a campaign rally on Nov. 6 in Cleveland.

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Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes set out to write a book about Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential bid long before the home stretch of the campaign. In October, Allen got a note from their editor, who was having trouble reconciling his expectation of a Clinton win with his reporters’ work uncovering the aimless mess behind the “I’m With Her” stickers. Then Election Day happened. Allen is co-author of the book, Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign.

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Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.