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When Losing, Attack!

Question: How do you attack a good campaigner and a good speaker?

Answer: If you're Hillary Clinton and John McCain, and you want to attack Barack Obama, try this:

1. Barack is a good campaigner, but all he has is a message.

2. Barack is a good speaker, but all he has is his speeches.

Frankly, I continue to be amazed, even though I know I shouldn't be. What is a political campaign about? It's about selling your message to voters, and traditionally, that's done through speaking.

Barack has a powerful message, and he's clearly the best speaker in the campaign. He's careful to say that he cannot do it alone, that he needs everyone to continue to pitch in after the campaign is over. Do you ever hear Clinton say that?

No, Clinton claims to be the "solution" to every problem. Don't trust people that claim to have all of the answers.

And McCain? If Barack is the "can do candidate of hope," then McCain is setting himself up as the "can't do candidate of the same."


  1. Yeah, Hillary is crashing and burning. I just hope against all hope that if Obama wins the nomination that he doesn't bring her in as the VP candidate, that would be terrible.

  2. Well, I trust Barack is a smarter cookie that to connect his horse to Hillary's cart! :)

  3. You never do know, I'm hearing a lot of buzz about an Obama/Clinton or Clinton/Obama ticket. I'm hoping it's just that, buzz. He does seem smart, so hopefully he won't make that mistake. It does no good to criticize her as "politics as usual" and then bring her onto the "ticket of change". I guess we'll see (assuming he wins).


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