Bill Shaheen has quit as co-chair of Hillary Clinton’s New Hampshire campaign.
In a statement first obtained by UnionLeader.com, Shaheen said, “I would like to reiterate that I deeply regret my comments yesterday and say again that they were in no way authorized by Senator Clinton or the Clinton campaign. Senator Clinton has been running a positive campaign focused on the issues that matter to America’s families. She is the best qualified to be the next President of the United States because she can lead starting on day one. I made a mistake and in light of what happened, I have made the personal decision that I will step down as the Co-Chair of the Hillary for President campaign. This election is too important and we must all get back to electing the best qualified candidate who has the record of making change happen in this country. That candidate is Hillary Clinton.”
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Am I sorry to see Shaheen go? No.
Are I still concerned about the leadership of Hillary’s campaign in New Hampshire? Darn right!
From what I can tell, right now there is no leadership. And if Hillary herself pressured Shaheen to resign over his Obama comments, she made a bad decision unless her intention is to appoint someone who has the energy, enthusiasm, and competitiveness that it takes to win this state.
Shaheen had none of those characteristics and the campaign suffered as a result.