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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Calming the Clinton Chaos

From The Wall Street Journal ... 'Clinton Team Seeks to Calm Turmoil,' it tells a tale of what happens when people that feel entitled to somethig do not get it and the consequences to the people around them.

With Spanish music blaring, Sen. Hillary Clinton campaigned across South Texas yesterday with a more populist message, as her new campaign manager sought to reshape a campaign that has lost eight straight primaries in a week. Maggie Williams, a confidante of Mrs. Clinton from when she was first lady, has moved to assert her control following the departure last weekend of former campaign manager Patti Solis Doyle. Ms. Williams is running a daily conference on what ads to put up and expanding the inner circle with advisers from the old Clinton White House....But the campaign has something of a shell-shocked feel, as staffers privately chew over a blowup last week where internal frictions flared into the open. Clinton campaign operatives say it happened as top Clinton advisers gathered in Arlington, Va., campaign headquarters to preview a TV commercial. 'Your ad doesn't work,' strategist Mark Penn yelled at ad-maker Mandy Grunwald. 'The execution is all wrong,' he said, according to the operatives...As part of that revamp, Sen. Clinton is getting tougher on Mr. Obama. "There's a big difference between me and my opponent," Mrs. Clinton told a mostly Hispanic crowd here in McAllen: "I am in the solutions business. My opponent is in the promises business." Meanwhile, she launched her first negative ad, airing one in Wisconsin that criticized Barack Obama for not agreeing to debate before that state's primary.

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