WASHINGTON, DC: Vice-president Al Gore’s presidential election bid
has stepped up a gear by bringing in former White House media relations
head Mark Fabiani.
Fabiani, who starts this month as deputy campaign manager for
communications, is a Washington veteran having served in the special
counsel office of the Clinton White House before the Monica Lewinsky sex
and campaign-finance scandals last year.
Fabiani joins a PR team that some observers think has underperformed so
far. The team, headed by campaign manager Mike Whouley, has come under
fire for running a negative campaign rather than focusing on the reasons
why Gore would make a good president.
Democratic consultant Steven McMahon said the back-and-forth bickering
between Gore and republican nominee Bush is ’typical in a high-stakes
race’ and that the vice-president should focus on communicating
traditional Democratic concerns such as healthcare, education and social
The new President will be sworn in in January 2001.
Edited by Gidon Freeman.