-- Max Stier won’t say whom he’s voting for, but his job is all about putting the next president in the White House.
Complete with a floor plan of the mock Mitt Romney White House, once fully staffed in preparation for his team's anticipated victory back in 2012, Stier walked ABC News through the importance of the transition process. He also offered some insight as to where both campaigns stand in the process before it goes into full swing following the July conventions.
“The challenge in the past has been slow to do this type of preparation as important as it is because they didn’t want to be accused of measuring the drapes or being presumptuous, they saw that as a political vulnerability,” Stier said. “Job number one is to win. But the truth is winning and not being ready to govern is a big problem.”
But Stier insists the Clinton campaign is on the right path, telling us that her team is very similar to Trump’s.
“Her campaign is actively preparing, again as they ought to be,” Stier said. “And that’s a new phenomenon. We have not see this level of activity ever before from both sides early in the game.”
“In a post-9/11 world the risk associated with not having the new president ready at the very beginning is severe,” Stier said. “We want to make sure as Americans, whoever is elected, that they are keeping our country safe and to do that they have to do this type of preparation work that’s essential.”