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Old 10-13-2008, 08:52 AM
 
Location: NoVa
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"A campaign at war with itself cannot fight its opponent effectively.

We have seen two major campaigns this year that could be described as internally divided -- Sen. Hillary Clinton's losing primary campaign and .... we now see something similar in the McCain campaign. There have been at least three major managerial changes or overthrows in the past 18 months.

And while chaos and disarray reigned supreme in McCain's campaigns, the steady, disciplined and strategically driven Obama campaign marches forward toward likely victory."
Written by Ed Rollins, who served as political director for President Reagan

You can click the link below to read the rest of the article that has interesting insight into McCain's campaign.

Commentary: McCain campaign following in Hillary's footsteps - CNN.com

No matter how you feel about Obama's community organizer background, he put it to good use in his own campaign. And the keywords from this article are: steady, disciplined and strategically driven. Those are the characters I'd expect from my leader.
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Old 10-13-2008, 09:11 AM
 
Location: SE Arizona - FINALLY! :D
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A terrific article by a very smart guy - and I have to say I agree 100% with what he says.

Folks don't care about all the stupid Ayers' connection stuff, they don't care about Rev Wright. That's all ancient news. They care about fixing a broken economy and reinvigorating a stumbling nation.

" What McCain and his campaign need to understand is that whatever happened in the past is no longer relevant. James Carville's famous slogan in Bill Clinton's 1992 victory over the first Bush: "It's the economy stupid!" can now be replaced with "You morons, what have you done with my money, my life and my kids' future?"

If John McCain wants anyone to pay attention to him in the last three weeks of this campaign, he must address those concerns.
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And yet the McCain campaign has instead focused on all this irrelevant garbage and is deliberately (as evidenced by the specific decision to focus on "character" instead of issues) going down a road that is totally pointless. Furthermore, this sort of frantic running from bush fire to bush fire without any steady coherent plan or approach is in my opinion indicative of the type of Administration McCain is likely to run. Contrast that with the steady, solid, focused campaign of Obama. As I've said before, the campaign is REALLY making Obama look better and better all the time. He's run a very smart campaign, putting together a terrifically effective team and displaying a calm cool and in-control demeanor no matter how tough things have gotten - and I suspect this is indicative of the type of job he will do as President.

Ken
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Old 10-13-2008, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Talking McCain campaign following in Hillary's footsteps

Aw come on, you guys.

Just because it didn't work 6 months ago is no reason to think that it won't work now. McCain has a highly paid staff of professional lobbysits and DC insiders who are trying to present Mack as the change candidate.
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