Noam Scheiber wonders why Patti Solis Doyle got the ax instead of Mark Penn and puts forward some plausible conjectures. Michelle Cottle ads some insight of her own. But let’s try this on for size: Maybe Hillary Clinton believes Mark Penn is a brilliant political strategist who saved her husband’s administration (and the Democratic Party) in the 1990s, put her in the US Senate, and knows the formula to put her in the White House.
Yes, I think that’s ludicrous but then again I never would have made him chief strategist of my presidential campaign. Clinton obviously hired him because she admires his work, and there may well be nothing more machiavellian going on than that she continues to admire his work.