It was quite some show that Harold Ickes put on in Washington on Saturday. Mustering all the self-righteous anguish he could, Hillary Clinton’s most loyal of lieutenants spent the morning, afternoon and early evening (it was a long meeting) accusing his colleagues on the Democratic National Committee’s Rules and Bylaws Committee of “hijacking” delegates and Read More
I just spoke to Sarah Kovner, a longstanding Clinton ally who attended a fund-raiser for Barack Obama last night.
Kovner said she had not yet made a contribution to the Obama campaign, but she added, “I certainly will, as will everyone I know.”
Kovner, who said she had mostly focused her energies on Read More
Sarah Kovner, a longtime supporter of Hillary and Bill Clinton, a close associate of Harold Ickes and a lion of New York’s liberal political establishment, attended a fund-raiser for Barack Obama last night, according to two attendees. The event, was held at the East End Avenue home of money manager Eric Schwartz.
“That’s Read More
In July 2007, the Clinton campaign’s then-chief-strategist Mark Penn sat in his gleaming white and aquarium-walled chief executive’s office at the global public relations firm Burson-Marsteller talking about a mistake he thought Howard Wolfson had made in responding to comments from a prominent Obama supporter.
“It’s very important in politics not to make the same Read More
The Clinton campaign apparently decided not to dismiss North Carolina after all. From a release: The Clinton campaign today announced President Bill Clinton will campaign for Hillary in North Carolina, this Friday, March 21, attending events in Charlotte and Raleigh. Additional details to be announced. Read More
In another effort to control a big news day with a news-making attack on the Obama campaign, the Clinton campaign just now accused the Obama campaign in a conference call of actively blocking a re-vote in Michigan and passive-aggressively stymieing another primary in Florida.
Harold Ickes said "we understand on very, very good authority" Read More
“I got the disturbing news this morning that Senator Clinton is probably going to write off North Carolina,” said Representative G.K. Butterfield of North Carolina.
He was referring to a quote by Clinton campaign senior adviser Harold Ickes that appeared in the New York Times today, which the Obama campaign responded to on a Read More
Matthew Nugen is not supposed to exist.
Mr. Nugen, Barack Obama’s 36-year-old national political director, is also a shadow operative charged with winning over individual superdelegates, something the Obama campaign is officially not interested in doing, since they also say that superdelegates should be guided by the will of voters instead of come-ons from Read More
Harold Ickes definitely doesn’t buy the argument that Mark Penn isn’t responsible for everything that has happened to the Hillary Clinton campaign.
“Mark Penn has run this campaign,” said Ickes in a brief phone interview this morning. “Besides Hillary Clinton, he is the single most responsible person for this campaign.
“Now, he has been Read More
Does Harold Ickes complicate Hillary Clinton’s appeals to Puerto Rican superdelegates?
Francisco Domenech, a superdelegate supporting Hillary Clinton in Puerto Rico, thinks that Ickes, her point-man on the wrangling of superdelegates, may find himself having to explain his work on behalf of one side of the flammable issue of Puerto Rico’s national status.
Domenech, who Read More