he is her CHIEF POLICY adviser. He's also her pollster. Read his "book" microtrends. He over-interprets data and then gives his opinion which, many people ca attest, Hillary takes as gospel. Penn is behind her now-defunct plan for a flag burning amendment AND her violent video game thing. He's a champion of the "little initiaves" and thinks that huge proposals are the bane of politicians.
In Bill's admin, he was the guy behind the time-wasting measures of school uniforms and the illustrious V-chip idea. I dn't care much about these penny ante issues whatever, but any "change" president would try and do something bigger for the good of the country. That's my problem with Hill. Not that she'd be BAD, but that she'd accomplish little because she's not a big idea person.
well you should keep on believing it. I'm a relatively unique case of a libertarian/progressive westerner who got into politics in a state with a very very heavy (second highest in fact) Mormon presence, Arizona but now live in Mass and lobbied at the State House when Mitt was there.
Um, the number one thing to keep in mind is how off the radar anyone's religion, in particular, Mormonism, is here in Massachusetts. The state (other than the old guard die-hard Irish and Italian Catholics) is post-religious in nature. Religion doesn't even warrant a thought here these days. No one even bothered to learn about LDS when he ran here.
The fact they elected a Mormon Republican had to do with this ignorance AND the fact that his gov opponent was an incompetent of the highest order.
Voters in Arizona and elsewhere, especially the bible-belt South, are very aware of the LDS church and do not like it. And that's saying it mildly. In a national presidential campaign, if Mitt is the nominee, you can bet your ass Mormonism will be known, warts and all, throughout the country and even world.