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Is it over yet? - Wesley Clark
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Is it over yet?
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limbodog From: limbodog Date: February 13th, 2005 03:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
I see time as the major factor. Started way too late. And didn't have the support of the Kennedy connections like Kerry did.
alto2 From: alto2 Date: February 13th, 2005 06:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
Time was a problem, but I think he also had too little training in dealing with the media, and not exactly the best campaign staff. I fear the consultants anymore--between the Gore and Kerry campaigns, and to a lesser (due to the short time) extent, the Clark campaign, there's a huge pattern of running away from the issues, refusing the address those brought up by the other side in a meaningful way, and just generally failing to connect with the public. Amy Sullivan has a great article in Washington Monthly about the problem with Dem consultants--definitely worth a read. If the DNC doesn't address this problem, I'm not sure the party has any sort of future at all.
doc_neuro From: doc_neuro Date: February 14th, 2005 06:01 am (UTC) (Link)
I think time will show those things to be more of a hindrance than a help. I think McCauliffe and Kennedy connections with Kerry were very much what drove his candidacy (and the party) into the ground. I think dean has the potential to do a lot more good and make prospects far better for a Clark Presidency.
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