Top Bill Clinton confidant Douglas Band has said that he will vote for Republican Mitt Romney, according to a report in The New Yorker, apparently a move to strengthen Hillary Clinton’s position in the Democratic Party.
"[Michael] Bloomberg was a transformational mayor," Doug Band, Teneo president and longtime top adviser to Bill Clinton told POLITICO. "I have incredible respect for him as a leader, visionary and philanthropist." Band said a scenario in which Sanders and Bloomberg, running as an independent, are up against a Republican like Ted Cruz or Donald Trump "isn't going to happen. But hypothetically speaking, if it did, it's not even close -- I would choose Bloomberg, as would so many others."
After twenty years of service to Clinton, Doug Band was unceremoniously dumped from the payroll of the William J. Clinton Foundation, his reputation taking one hit after another. In the spring of 2013, the organization was renamed the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation. And it was clear to all who was now firmly in charge.
Prior to his role as Counselor to President Clinton, Doug Band served in the White House Counsel's office for four years, becoming a Special Assistant to the President before he was made one of the youngest Deputy Assistants ever to serve a President. Band concluded his last years in the White House in the Oval Office as the President's Aide.