Tags: Clinton | Voters | Democrats | Technocratic Speak

Former Clinton Adviser: Voters Didn't Connect With 'Technocratic Speak'

Image: Former Clinton Adviser: Voters Didn't Connect With 'Technocratic Speak'

(AP)

Tuesday, 21 Feb 2017 10:38 AM

One of Hillary Clinton's former advisers says her presidential campaign didn't resonate with voters because of the "technocratic speak" the Democratic Party used.

"Our party has become too technocratic and too incrementalist and we need big, bold ideas that people in West Virginia, western Michigan and Pennsylvania can see themselves in," Alec Ross, Clinton's former adviser for innovation, said while talking about his book in Washington, D.C., according to PJ Media.

"I think they have really pushed back against a lot of what they see as technocratic speak."

He referenced Clinton's opponent during the Democratic primaries, Vermont independent Sen. Bernie Sanders, for promoting policies that appealed to low-income voters.

"I think Bernie Sanders in certain respects had a lot of it right, where he called for things like free college — which may not be at all feasible, but the reason why it was appealing, in part, was because it was big, bold and un-nuanced.

"And I think we've become too much the party of technocratic incrementalism, which just does not resonate with blue-collar America," Ross said.

He also suggest that President Donald Trump's message to return factory and mining jobs to coal-states won over voters looking for work.

"Blue collar workers, they want to see the jobs, they're like 'show me the jobs, show me the results,' so we have to take some of our technocratic pie-in-the-sky ideas and produce some truck rolls — like we have to actually enact some of these ideas of ours on the state level to demonstrate how they can actually produce real jobs with good wages," he added.

Clinton's former campaign manager Robby Mook told "CBS This Morning" on Monday that Russian interference in the election "could have" lost the former secretary of state the election.

"I think it could have," he said when asked if he believes Russia caused Clinton to lose, though he noted that he did not bring the subject up, and that he wasn't trying to shift blame away from Democrats for the loss.

"This is the key, no campaign manager or candidate should ever sit at a table like this on a news program and say, 'I don't know, the Russian might have been the reason we lost the election.'"

Ross concluded Clinton's campaign failed "in part because [the policy products] were not digestible to blue-collar America; you know, there were too many commas and semicolons and it missed them, and so I think the ideas themselves weren't always bad but sometimes they lack sufficient boldness and they were overly nuanced and overly parsed in terms of how they were communicated."

© 2017 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

   
1Like our page
2Share
Politics
One of Hillary Clinton's former advisers says her presidential campaign didn't resonate with voters because of the "technocratic speak" the Democratic Party used.
Clinton, Voters, Democrats, Technocratic Speak
431
2017-38-21
Tuesday, 21 Feb 2017 10:38 AM
Newsmax Inc.
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved