LatinaLista — The early buzz from some in the mainstream media today is what significance does the replacement of Clinton’s campaign manager, Patti Solis Doyle, with longtime aide Maggie Williams, have for the Latino community?
Patti Solis Doyle – former Clinton campaign manager
Well, though, yes, Maggie Williams is African American and she is replacing the top Latina in the campaign hierarchy it means absolutely nada for the Latino community.
Maggie Williams — new Clinton campaign manager
Before another attempt is made to try and create a black/brown divide by some political pundits, it is clear that this is one of those cases where ethnicity must take a backseat to the real reason — campaigning on a national scale with such high stakes was not Solis Doyle’s forte.
News report accounts say that the decision to replace Solis Doyle was finalized over the weekend, while Clinton was losing to Obama, but that the decision had been made much earlier though never officially put into action.
It’s in place now and though it’s unfortunate for Solis Doyle, it obviously has little to do with pitting a Latina against an African American.
The campaign shake-up has everything to do with looking beyond skin color to the attributes and skills of who is the better candidate to help Clinton achieve her next round of goals. In fact, additional reports say that Solis Doyle will even be kept on board as an advisor.
Is Clinton playing favorities?
Nah, it’s business. It’s clear both women will still have Clinton’s earEveryone understands that — except the people who find sport out of creating tensions where none exist.