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Clark's Campaign Manager Quits

According to CNN.com, Wesley Clark’s campaign manager, Donnie Fowler, quit on Tuesday because of disagreements among campaign staff. Among the larger issues was the lack of respect shown for the supporters who used the internet to draft Clark into the race and spread his message.

CNN reports that, “Fowler has complained that while the Internet-based supporters have been integrated into the campaign, their views are not taken seriously by [Mark] Fabiani, [Rob] Klain and other top advisers.”

Cam has posted a brief post about this on Clark’s blog, stating that while the media will portray this as a negative it’s a “natural growing pain of any fledgling campaign.”

I personally agree that can be the case, but the Clark staffers need to see the light and realize that the legion of supporters on the internet are key to spreading Clark's message and provide easy access into voters' minds regarding issues. All they have to do is look at Dean's success at harnessing the web to grow his support. Fabiani, Klain, etc. need to learn how to take advantage of the web, as well. Hopefully Cam can help them out...

Posted by blipsman at October 7, 2003 9:55 PM