You've probably heard about some of the big changes going on
in Hillary's campaign lately. My name is Geoff Garin, and
along with Howard Wolfson, I'm now leading the campaign's
strategy team. My job is to plot the path to the nomination
and lay out the strategy that will get us there.
There are two reasons why I said yes immediately when
Hillary asked me to do this job. First, I believe that the
Hillary Clinton I know will be a great president who will do
great things for our country. Second, I am confident she can
Let me lay out for you the situation as I see it right now.
The Pennsylvania primary is approaching -- just eight days
to go -- and a win there will do two things: give us
momentum that will carry us through the races that follow,
and show that Hillary is still the best choice to beat John
McCain in the big, competitive states that will decide the
race in November.
The Obama campaign is outspending us three to one in
Pennsylvania. But I'm confident we can win in Pennsylvania,
and I know Hillary is too. She is campaigning hard and
really connecting with the voters there.
The voters in Pennsylvania know that she is the candidate
who understands their lives and respects their values, and
that every day she will be a president who stands up for
them instead of looking down on them.
If I had to point to two of our best weapons in this
campaign, one would be the incredible strength of our
candidate, and the other would be the phenomenal role people
like you have played in sustaining this campaign, even
through some pretty tough times. Everyone from Hillary on
down has made sure I know about the vital role her online
supporters have played in this race.
I made a personal commitment to Hillary that her campaign
would be as good and as strong and as smart as she is. And I
want to ask you a favor to help me keep that commitment. In
the days and weeks (and hopefully months) ahead, I want to
know what you think -- about the state of the race, our
campaign strategy, or your ideas for doing things
differently. You've made an investment in this campaign, and
I want your input as we plan the days, weeks, and months to
I can't promise that I can reply personally to every single
message -- but I can promise to read them all.
Click here to send me
your comments, thoughts, and ideas about our campaign.
I'm really looking forward to reading what you have to say,
and to working with you to help Hillary win!