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The Chief Strategist as Author

By Anne E. Kornblut
SAN ANTONIO, Tex. --The new "red phone" ad produced by the Clinton campaign was not, in fact, made by ad guru Roy Spence, as earlier reported in the story "Clinton Ad Hints Obama Is Unprepared for Crisis". In a twist, it was written by Mark Penn, Clinton's chief strategist, who has for months advocated taking a much harder approach against Sen. Barack Obama, and was produced by Mandy Grunwald. Spence, who did make a 1984 "red phone" ad for Walter Mondale, is an adviser to the campaign.

By Web Politics Editor  |  March 1, 2008; 10:07 AM ET
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