The Penn Legacy
The arrival of Geoff Garin at the helm of Hillary Clinton’s campaign promises a new tone, at least at campaign headquarters.
As The New York Times put it Tuesday,
For now, Mr. Garin is helping to provide a cathartic moment for a Clinton team riven for months by infighting and antagonism. Low-keyed, he stands in some ways as the antithesis of his predecessor — as easy-going as Mr. Penn is brusque, known for offering unvarnished analysis in contrast to Mr. Penn’s reputation for incorporating his centrist views in his advice to candidates.
But the change also means we’ll get to hear a bit more about what people didn’t like about Penn and his polling and PR ways. Isn’t that what Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) is really getting at when he calls Garin a straight shooter? "He doesn’t try to shift the numbers or slant the numbers to buttress his argument.,” Schumer told the Times.