There have been stories and snippets for weeks concerning the infighting and major differences within Senator Clinton’s presidential campaign. The idea from the start of her race was Hillary Clinton was to use her extensive war chest, experience, and national campaign apparatus and organization to secure the party nomination by Super Tuesday, February 5th. The fact that the campaign train went so far off the track, and so horribly drifted from the path if departed on, is most worthy of review. The fact that no other options seemed to be in storage for an eventual unforeseen development in the campaign truly baffles me, and is bizarre. When Barack Obama started to rack up delegates there seemed to be paralysis over what to do to in the Clinton campaign. New messages, themes, and strategies seemed never to have been prepared, ready to be pulled from the playbook, and used in the national race. Utterly bizarre!
Once the campaign is truly over there will be some big name campaign personalities about to be tarred and feathered by other democratic operatives and huge financial interests in the party. And rightfully so. Mark Penn might want to vacation in Europe for a couple months.
And what is it like inside the Clinton campaign today? From this past week Andrea Mitchell reports “it is a mess”.