For John, BLUF: Qualified men who failed. Nothing to see here; just move along.
A Huffington Post interview conducted by Sam Stein. The Headline is:
These three campaign gurus for Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio have had some time to reflect on their loss to The Donald. And do they ever have stories to tell.A fairly long article, discussing an interview with three political operatives, Danny Diaz (Jeb Bush's campaign manager), Jeff Roe (Ted Cruz's campaign manager) and Alex Conant (Marco Rubio's communications director). I thought it was an interesting read. The excerpt below is an interesting part of the interview. I have used bold to indicate the question being asked.
How do you think Hillary’s focus on being a woman and running a historic campaign will work against Trump's misogyny?Regards — CliffRoeDo you think it plays?
Look, I think what we saw last night is what we're going to see from the Clinton campaign every day from now until November. Which is, they're going to make this election a referendum on whether or not you want a woman in the White House. Not whether or not you want Hillary Clinton in the White House. I think that’s her only message.Conant
It’s better than asking people to vote for Hillary.
That is the thing that we haven’t spent much time on: what a complete and utter train wreck she is. They’re going to have to rely heavily on the no-to-Trump vote rather than the yes-to-Hillary vote. I mean, anybody would’ve beaten her in the primary besides a 74-year-old socialist.