It’s rude to gloat but sometimes circumstances just present themselves as irresistible. Take the example of the Clinton Campaign team popping the corks on the champagne on the day of the election… but BEFORE the votes were counted. Such was their confidence of the win!
— Michael Tracey (@mtracey) November 13, 2016
The New York Times said,
Mrs. Clinton’s campaign was so confident in her victory that her aides popped open Champagne on the campaign plane early Tuesday. But that conviction, aides would later learn, was based largely on erroneous data showing that young, black and Latino voters and suburban women who had been turned off by Mr. Trump’s comments but viewed Mrs. Clinton unfavorably would turn out for her in higher numbers than they ultimately did.
Exit polls conducted by Edison Research found that among people who said they had decided in the final week before Election Day, 47 percent voted for Mr. Trump and 42 percent for Mrs. Clinton.
As early as Wednesday morning, aides began to explain to Democrats shaken by the loss that the campaign’s sophisticated data modeling had not taken into account the bombshell F.B.I. announcement.
Over confidence has been the downfall of many a campaign and premature election celebrations by the losing team only adds to the loss.
Hillary Clinton never made it to the stage on election night sending John Podesta in her place. She was apparently crying uncontrollably. Maybe a little too much champagne?