Ay Patti! As it becomes more apparent that Hillary Clinton will not so easily march toward the Democratic Party’s Presidential nomination, especially in light of yesterday’s primary losses in Washington, Nebraska, Louisiana, and US Virgin Islands, we have witnessed the first high profile brown casualty of the race, campaign manager Patti Solis Doyle. Pobrecita. Official word is Patti stepped down and will stay on the campaign as a senior adviser to Senator Clinton, but the new campaign manager will be Maggie Williams, a longtime aid for Team Clinton. I would be interested in knowing how this really played out. I think that Team Clinton has made a series of missteps, but how much of this was really influenced by Patti Solis Doyle I don’t know. Maybe some of my blog readers have some thoughts or some inside information. I am stunned because Hillary Clinton keeps touting her Latino outreach and ties to the community, and when the going gets tough for her Campaign, the Latina in charge gets the sack! We can sugarcoat it and say that Solis Doyle was replaced, but stepping aside to a lesser position is a demotion. After all of the hoopla about Clinton’s Latino outreach, I would not pick this time to have Patti Solis Doyle step aside. The Clinton team could have found some pajaritos to whisper in Solis Doyle’s ear.
If I were in the Clinton campaign, I would not have wasted money on such crappy video productions for the campaign such as
“Oye Hillary” or “Hillary and the Band.” These really look second rate compared to the video productions that Obama has. Just listen to them, and the distinction is real obvious. [EDITED FOR CORRECTION: “Oye Hillary” was not produced by the Clinton campaign. It came from a volunteer effort. I should also add that I believe both of the Obama videos shown below were produced independently. However, that being said, you can still note the difference in the artistry and kind of inspiration that both candidates evoke.]
But these are more minor issues, I think that as time goes on, the outlook doesn’t look very good for Clinton. It is hard for Clinton to suggest that she’s a real agent of change when she has voted for the war and the Patriot Act twice. She also hasn’t been very clear on the drivers’ licenses for undocumented residents issue. I could go on and on, but I’ll keep this short. I want you to listen to the differences in the video clips below.