Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Mark Penn Is Responding & Explaining

Campaign 101 states that if you're responding and explaining, you're losing.

And with quotes like these...

“I always tell people—win and we all win. Lose and we all lose,” he said. “I believe she can win, and she would by far be the best candidate in the general election for the Democrats. So I appreciate people are trying to write their story lines in advance—mostly out of their own self-interest. If we lose, I will take my share of the responsibility. I have won about 70 major elections around the world, including many presidents, and I devised the simple message for Tony Blair in his last successful campaign: ‘Forward, Not Back.’

“In the last 30 years there have been only three successful Democratic presidential campaigns, and I am pleased to have done one of them. Anyone who knows me knows I will keep fighting for what I believe in.”
Mr. Penn must be losing.

But don't worry, even though "large teams of people" from Penn, Schoen & Berland Associates were involved in the Clinton campaign (hence the $10 million the firm billed to the campaign), we are quite sure that Mr. Penn made off like a bandit.

Or at least enough so that his new underground garage in Georgetown will soon be in tip-top shape.

Oh those silly Democrats.