The Five Mistakes Clinton Made

Hillary Clinton began the race with all sorts of advantages, but she and her advisers never grasped how much had changed

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Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton speaks at the West Virginia State Capitol in Charleston, West Virginia, May 8, 2008.

For all her talk about "full speed on to the White House," there was an unmistakably elegiac tone to Hillary Clinton's primary-night speech in Indianapolis. And if one needed further confirmation that the undaunted, never-say-die Clintons realize their bid might be at an end, all it took was a look at the wistful faces of the husband and the daughter who stood behind the candidate as she talked of all the people she has met in a journey "that has been a blessing for me."

It was also a journey she had...

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