(CNN) - Mark Penn has given up his role as chief strategist for the Clinton campaign, it was announced Sunday.
"After the events of the last few days, Mark Penn has asked to give up his role as Chief Strategist of the Clinton Campaign; Mark, and Penn, Schoen and Berland Associates, Inc. will continue to provide polling and advice to the campaign," Clinton Campaign Manager Maggie Williams said in a statement.
Sources in the Clinton campaign tell CNN's Mike Roselli Penn realized over the weekend that he needed to step aside, and that Clinton was disappointed that he had met with the Colombians.
Earlier: Rendell criticizes Penn, hints he should be fired
Related: Penn calls trade meeting 'error in judgment'
Let people vote. How would you like to be a voter with an opinion and a bunch of folks who have already voted deciding to chose for you? This is too close. Finish it. Otherwise everyone will be mad forever. It's a process and let's work through it.
Can Hillary lead Millions?
Can Hillary lead the free world?
Can Hillary manage her own campaign?
so he resigned, but he still works for her – makes perfect sense
Time to go Hillary. step down now please, you are making a fool of yourself...
Either he is fired of his actions or still working for the campaign with no action taken. No both ways!
I wonder how long it is going to take for the truth to come out on this one which I suspect will be that Hillary actually supports the trade agreement but didn't want to tick off her supporters. "You go girl" as the supporters of liars like to chant.
This doesn't answer the questions: 1.) Did the Colombians think that Mark Penn was speaking for Hillary.? 2.) Did Mark Penn think he was speaking for Hillary? 3.) Did Hillary think Mark Penn was speaking for Hillary?
hillarys crave for power is her downfall, she aint even paying attention to the people in her campaign, there falling like flies, but that wont even stop her from ending her campaign for power
That is just the right way of saying that he got fired!!!
Good move Hillary... cant trust that guy.
Lifelong democrat voting Clinton/ McCain '08
When will American people wake up and say enough! I don't want to be fooled any further. I can only be patient and fooled to some extent!
Hilliary is a liar, and her campaign is supported by liars,....Bill, Chelsy, etc.
He's still going to be providing the same services. What did he give up? A title? That means he gave up nothing. He's still going to get all the money from those poor Hillary supporters who keep getting taken in.
MARK PENN – YOU SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER!
Go Hillary – Good Luck
Seems we are going to punish Obama of Clean campaign and obeying the rules of the game!
Ready on day one – to do what?? Hire the wrong people? Clinton supporters need a reality check.
Who excatly is Obama with anyway? It's crazy, we know too much about Hillary and not nearly enough about O!
Let's remember who we are dealing with here. Remember the different definitions of the word "is?" It is entirely possible that he "is" stepping down officially, but "is" still working unofficially.
The campaign didn't fire him, he step down, however they will still be paying $7.5 million of donar money into his coffers. She didn't have the guts to fire him, he does have the dirt on her. What good is it to step down when he will still provide polling data and other campaign idea's? This is a move done out of desperation to look as if they took the high road, but they didn't. Hillary is once again correct, "words matter", and her chicken are comming home to rooste. I always learned from my parents before you speak ill of anyone ensure you double check your closet, Hillary should triple check her closets, because they are full of skeletons!
Hillary predicts more twist and turns, maybe she should just come clean instead of making us live out her DRAMA!
I wonder what kind of staff and cabinet people she would hire.
Hillary has lost an advisor for pulling a dumb move. Obama has had two advisors pull dumb stunts. If you are going to criticize her for that then you should criticize him also. But thats right Obama can do no wrong. Get real. All campaigns have rotten apples. If you get rid of them then this will help.
Let's get back to the issues.
Good for Hillary. She gets rid of someone when they are wrong. Not like some people we know.
Hillary is a liar and Obama is a double liar. Let us get rid of them..Just go away... You have no credibility to become President of our great nation...
Be glad that you got out while the getting is good.
Oh wow, I'm so glad. This man has been creating problems for the campaign for so long now. Thank god Hillary!!!!!!!!!!
I think he quit to recoup the columbia account for his company. He is not stupid! Hillary is a goner, atleast save his business..