The Clinton campaign, ready to lead on day one, demonstrates more competence:
Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign failed to file a full slate of convention delegate candidates for Pennsylvania’s April 22 primary.
This despite the possibility the primary proves critical and despite Clinton owning the full-throated support of Gov. Rendell, state Democratic Party leadership, Mayor Nutter and, presumably, the organizational skill all that entails.
And despite a Rendell-ordered extension of the filing deadline that could be viewed as more than just coincidental.***
The shortfall was brought to my attention by western Pennsylvania attorney Jack Hanna, a Democratic state party regional caucus chairman and Obama supporter.
Hanna says before the deadline extension Clinton could have been 21 delegate candidates short. One late filing was by former Mayor John Street.
“It seems to me they did not pay sufficient attention to the details,” Hanna says.
And it seems to me, in a state that could be important, in a state known for bad winter weather, a forward-looking campaign might be, well, more forward-looking.
You know, so as not to slip up.
No one could have predicted there wouldn’t be any WMD. No one could have predicted they would not greet us as liberators.
(via Marc Ambinder via the comments)
*** Update ***
The Chinese facility that supplies the active ingredient of the widely used blood thinner heparin was never inspected by the Food and Drug Administration because the agency confused its name with another just like it, agency officials said yesterday.
After eight years of this under Bush, I am ready for some actual competence. The Hillary campaign, which can not even field full slates of delegates, follow agreed upon rules (see Michigan and Florida), or concern themselves with the vagaries of election law in their firewall states, have not really been oozing competence lately. Slash and burn negative attacks- they got that covered. Competence- not so much.