Clark's Campaign Manager Quits


From the start, there has been tension between the campaign's political professionals and the draft-Clark supporters, many of whom consider Fowler their ally.

Fowler has complained that while the Internet-based draft-Clark supporters have been integrated into the campaign, their views are not taken seriously by senior advisers, many of them with deep Washington ties. He has warned Clark's team that the campaign is being driven from Washington, a charge leveled against Gore's campaign in 2000 even though it was headquartered in Tennessee.

The campaign is planning to open a Washington office to develop policy and oversee relations with Congress, a move that raised concerns among some draft-Clark backers who want the campaign based in Arkansas.

Fowler, involved in his fifth presidential campaign, is one of several veterans of the Clinton-Gore political campaigns involved in Clark's bid. They include communications adviser Mark Fabiani, policy adviser Ron Klain, campaign chairman Eli Segal and adviser Mickey Kantor.
This is unsettling news. You have to dance with them what brung ya, General.

PART TWO: Via Smirking Chimp, a Reuters article gives a bit more information. Apparently, Fowler was asked to assume a less responsible role, and he left. The clashes over Internet participation did happen, though, and if that's what led to Fowler's demotion, then the campaign should brace for another storm.

You wouldn't catch Dean's campaign doing this...