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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Hillary's Patti problem

Ben Smith, Politico

Clinton's campaign manager wasn't a widely-known figure, but the campaign had been pressing her historic role in the Hispanic media and with Hispanic insiders, and now they're paying a bit of a price for her stepping down from that role.

The New York Post's Maggie Haberman has the scoop on a prominent member of the DNC Hispanic caucus emailing immediately after her departure:

"Apparently, loyalty is not a two-way street," he wrote. "Latino superdelegates like myself . . . will have cause to pause."

Also, El Diario, a New York Spanish-language daily, is more cautious, but still harsh:

Clinton’s chances of winning the nomination may rise or fall on the Latino turn-out in the upcoming Texas primary. What effect Solis Doyle’s resignation will have on Hispanic voters remains to be seen. But it cannot help.

There is an old saying from the factory floor — last hired, first fired

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