Mark Penn goes against the family

by lestro

The Clinton Mafia whacked one of its own Sunday when the Clinton Campaign canned chief strategist Mark Penn, approximately four months too late to truly help the campaign.

Officially, Penn resigned, but there doesn’t seem to be any doubt that he was asked to leave following some questionable dealings with one of his other clients (he never resigned from his firm to work on the campaign – that’s called hedging your bets.):

Mark Penn, the chief strategist behind Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential bid, quit under pressure Sunday, two days after reports surfaced about Penn meeting with Colombian officials interested in promoting a trade deal that sthe New York senator opposes.

But then again, that campaign has really been running around in different directions, mostly because of Penn’s failed strategy of betting on name recognition, entitlement and winning the big states of Feb 5 had no back-up plan and has been getting its ass kicked since voting started by a candidate who not only recognized the importance or organizing a national effort but that the Old World Dems strategy of winning just the big states hadn’t work in elections past…

In her favor, however, this is probably the best strategic move Clinton has made so far in this campaign.

Unfortunately, it should have been made months ago when it had a chance to make an impact in turning her campaign around…

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One Response to Mark Penn goes against the family

  1. “Sources said that the Clintons were angry to learn about Penn’s work, especially since they had been told that Penn had recused himself from controversial clients and would restrict his private work. ”

    http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalradar/2008/04/clinton-chief-s.html

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