“Robby Mook” is a guy who has a name that looks like it belongs in “The Sopranos” or “Goodfellas” — Actually, he does see himself as some kind of “Wartime Consigliere” for a Mafia-Style Organization — And given what he needs to do for the Clintons, Bill and Hill, and that widely known R.I.C.O. enterprise and brand, Clinton, Inc. — He’s probably right in that bit of self-image
The folks at “Mother Jones” put up a profile about Robby Mook that was so honest about the Clinton’s, Bill and Hill, and the Clinton Campaign that one wonders how they can be comfortable with the Clinton culture of secrecy and control
According to a lengthy insight piece in “Mother Jones” – “... [w]ithin days, [Hillary] Clinton is expected to officially launch her next presidential bid—and Mook will be her campaign manager. He has the formidable task of repackaging perhaps the most widely known and picked-over public figure in modern politics and convincing a weary electorate that she should lead the country for the next four years. He will have to hold together the many tribes and fiefdoms within the Clinton community, while sidestepping—and surviving—the sort of backstabbing that felled his predecessors....” ( See “Robby Mook Just Took the Hardest Job in Politics: Saving the Clintons From Themselves – The “drum-circle wierdo” guiding Hillary Clinton’s next presidential campaign” by Andy Kroll & Patrick Caldwell, 4/9/15, Mother Jones “http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2015/04/robby-mook-hillary-clinton-campaign-manager-profile]).
HILLARY LEARNED SOMETHING FROM 2008 — DON’T SEND A GIRL TO DO A MAN’S JOBAccording to the profile of Robby Mook for Mother Jones, “CLINTON INC. Planet Hillary. Hillaryland.... [w]hatever it's called, [ ] is the vast network of advisers, fixers, donors, lackeys, celebrity pals, old campaign hands, State Department staff, friends of Bill, friends of Hillary, and friends of Chelsea that surrounds the Clintons. ‘They just keep building on all of the people who are well intentioned, well meaning, extremely loyal, but all have an opinion and want to be heard,’ says Patti Solis Doyle, a former aide and friend of Hillary dating back decades. *** Solis Doyle was the first campaign manager of the former first lady's 2008 presidential run. But Hillaryland's warring factions and score-settling press leaks proved too much [for her and the campaign]. In the thick of the 2008 nomination fight, Clinton relieved her [lon-time friend and loyalist] of operational duties—via email and a surprise conference call—and so Solis Doyle quit....”
The selection of Mook is Hillary’s adjustment to avoid the mistake of having put a woman in charge of her 2008 campaign. Or as the Mother Jones folks put it: “Hillary Clinton... wants desperately to avoid the mistakes of her last race and run a low-drama campaign. Knowing this, advisers and former aides say, it's not surprising she chose Mook. ‘He's cut from a very different cloth from the bold, brash campaign managers that we hear about so often,’ says pollster Geoff Garin, who worked with Mook on McAuliffe's 2013 run. ‘He does not seek out the spotlight and in fact does everything he can to avoid it.’ *** Mook is widely known as Robby, not Robert, and at 35, he's still boyish—handsome and clean-shaven with close-cropped brown hair. His usual uniform consists of chinos and bland dress shirts rolled up to the elbows. He couldn't be more different from, say, James Carville, the loudmouth Ragin' Cajun who advised Bill Clinton's first presidential bid and now makes a living as a consultant and TV commentator. Mook rarely appears in news stories or on TV. He did not respond to repeated interview requests. He has no Facebook page. He has a Twitter account but never tweets and has forgotten the password....”