I believe that we have better ideas. But I also believe that good ideas don't matter if people don't hear them. And one of the issues the Democrats have to be clear on is the given population distribution across the country. We have to compete everywhere. We have to show up everywhere. We have to work at a grass-roots level, something that's been a running thread in my career.I won Iowa not because the demographics dictated that I would win Iowa. It was because I spent 87 days going to every small town and fair and fish fry and VFW Hall, and there were some counties where I might have lost, but maybe I lost by 20 points instead of 50 points. There's some counties maybe I won, that people didn't expect, because people had a chance to see you and listen to you and get a sense of who you stood for and who you were fighting for.And the challenge for a national party is how do you dig in there and create those kinds of structures so that people have a sense of what it is that you stand for. And that increasingly is difficult to do just through a national press strategy. It's increasingly difficult to do because of the splintering of the press (ph). And so I think the discussions that have been taking place about, how do you build more grassroots organizing, how do you build state parties and local parties and school board elections you're paying attention to, state rep races and city council races — that all, I think, will contribute to stronger outcomes in the future. And I'm optimistic that will happen.
President Obama's description of how he won Iowa is low-key shade at Clinton and how much time she spent campaigning in the states she lost.— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) November 14, 2016
2/ Obama is seriously subtweeting HRC right now. Talking about how much he campaigned in Iowa, where demographics not on his side— Jesse Singal (@jessesingal) November 14, 2016
Obama: "I won Iowa not because the demographics dictate that I would win Iowa, but because I spent 87 days" there - that's gotta sting 4 HRC— Ali Rogin (@AliRogin) November 14, 2016