Dismissing your supporters

Here’s what I don’t get about the Clinton campaign’s “all the states we lost don’t matter” strategy: it’s not true, obviously, and it’s silly, but beyond that — I think about the people here in Washington that went out to the caucus to support her. The organizers and everyone who are now hearing from the campaign they tried to help that our state’s meaningless.

How can that campaign go back to those people now and ask for money to compete in other, presumably more important states? Why would someone who has been told that their state and their support wasn’t worthy of attention give money for Clinton to run ads in Ohio and Texas?

And moreover, doesn’t that make those people much less likely to support, much less volunteer, for a national campaign if she wins the nomination? After all, they’ve already been helpfully informed that they don’t play an important role in the national political life.