Trotting Out The “Grownup” Argument

There are only two types of people that think playing the “grownup” card will win an argument. Parents scolding their rebellious and irresponsible children. This is a legitimate use. Pundit blowhards. Not so much. I’d say that this latest piece by The Wall Street Journal, “The New...

Mark Penn: The Man Who Couldn’t Have Left Soon Enough

As Matt reported yesterday, Hillary Clinton’s Chief Strategist, Mark Penn, has left the campaign. This is a result of the more than embarrassing flap regarding Penn’s efforts to help ratify a free trade deal between us and Colombia. It was a deal that Clinton apparently opposed. Penn’s...

Mark Penn Quits As Chief Strategist For Clinton Campaign

The press release (courtesy The Swamp): “After the events of the last few days, Mark Penn has asked to give up his role as Chief Strategist of the Clinton Campaign; Mark, and Penn, Schoen and Berland Associates, Inc. will continue to provide polling and advice to the campaign. “Geoff Garin and...

The 2012 Theorem

Well, things seem to slowly be fading back to normal, or as close to normal as they are likely to ever get.  After weathering a few harsh weeks, the Obama campaign comes out with a high profile endorsement and the political discussion is easing back into one of delegate math. The Politico’s Jim...

The Inner-Circular Firing Squad

All or nothing.  That’s what awaits you as a political strategist in national politics.  If your carefully groomed horse wins, you are heralded as a genius, a political mastermind.  Just look at Karl Rove. But if you lose, scorn is heaped upon you with aplomb.  You’re a disaster and if you let...

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