Sunday, February 10, 2008

Clinton Campaign: Retooling or Imploding?

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I'm leaning toward the latter, especially when your campaign manager steps down for "family reasons":

Patti Solis Doyle announced that she is stepping down as the campaign manager for the presidential campaign of Sen. Hilary Clinton, D-N.Y., ABC News has learned that this afternoon.

In a note she sent to her staff, Solis Doyle announced that this week Maggie Williams, Clinton's chief of staff when she was first lady, "will begin to assume the duties of campaign manager." Solis Doyle, 42, said she would remain as a senior adviser to the campaign.
Campaign managers just don't leave a campaign that is humming along like the Hillary camp leads us to believe hers is. If things are going well, campaign managers remain and finish the deal.

The Clinton campaign will never understand that it's not the campaign's personnel or their message, it's the candidate that is hurting the campaign. People just don't like Hillary and when given another option have gravitated toward that option.

Hillary can get rid of her entire staff and bring in the brightest political minds in the nation and not win. Her campaign is in turmoil and this is just more evidence of that.

Sadly, unless Hillary can pull a fast one with the super delegates, we're looking at a President Obama come a little less than a year from now.

Update: Further evidence the campaign is in meltdown. The Washington Note says she fired.

Update: The Clinton shenanigans are already starting and people are noted. Obama would be wise to seize on this now and pound the point home throughout the remainder of the campaign and all the way into Denver this summer.

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