Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Interesting That Hillary Didn't Take Advice of Top Campaign Strategist

Hillary Clinton's top campaign advisor, Mark Penn advised Clinton to go negative on Barack Obama and cast him as having questionable ''roots to basic American values and culture.'' Clinton, however, never took Penn's advice, which probably would've cast her in an even more negative light with African Americans. The Atlantic Magazine profiles Hillary's downfall.

In hindsight, if Hillary really wanted to win the Democratic Nomination for President, going extremely negative as Penn suggested probably would've sealed the deal, but she would've ultimately lost the election to John McCain using this tactic. The alternative of Obama losing to McCain in the fall allows her to still run in 2012, and by then African Americans would be over the "sting" of Obama losing if that ultimately happens.

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