Leslie Wimes is the president of the Democratic African-American women’s caucus and a Hillary supporter, but according to her, Hillary didn’t do enough to reach out to the black community and now it’s too late.
She appeared on MSNBC this week and explained.
Partial transcript via Real Clear Politics:
Dem Strategist: Clinton Should Be In “Panic Mode” Over Enthusiasm Gap With Black Voters, “Nothing She Can Do,” “It’s Over”
LESLIE WIMES: When I said that in September that the enthusiasm level for African-Americans as far as Hillary Clinton’s campaign was not there, I was right. They were wrong. They didn’t want anyone to know they were in panic mode.
I want everyone to know I was right. If they don’t want to admit they were in panic mode they should admit it now. I said then it wasn’t too late. It is too late now.
HALLIE JACKSON, MSNBC: There is nothing she can do?
WIMES: Oh, no. It’s over now as far as the African-American community is concerned. She had time back then to get into the community and get people out to vote. Now, you know, the numbers are the numbers. There’s nothing she can do now.
As far as bringing in all of the surrogates, I said then that wasn’t going to get the African-American community to the polls. It didn’t work. The numbers are the numbers. What she can do now is hope the Hispanic community can carry her over the top. To be honest with you I don’t see it happening.
With the African-American community, you could probably bet they were going to vote Democratic. That was pretty much a sure bet. With the Hispanic community it isn’t as sure of a bet. They could go Republican. They could go Democrat.
The Clinton campaign should have taken my advice and should have gotten into the community and did more to get out the vote. They didn’t do it.
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If she’s right, Hillary is in BIG trouble.