When Barack moved the heart of the DNC to Chicago, I knew he was a brilliant manager. I used to work as a Merger and Acquisition VP for Merrill Lynch Investment Banking and the key negotiation in a merger is where the HQ is physically located. By moving the DNC types out of their “territory” to Chicago, the Obama team makes it clear who is in charge.
Now they have hired Patty Solis Doyle to run the VP staff. This is both smart and amusing. Smart because she is deeply connected to the Women’s and Hispanic communities. Funny, because it makes clear without saying a word that Hillary Clinton is not in the running for the VP slot, since she fired Patty three months ago.