Barack: Judgment And Leadership
Half A Million Donors Before The Year Is Over
We are at 350,000 now. We must shoot for 500,000 before the year is over. It can be done.
Orange Alert: Oprah, Where Are You?
Bill Clinton should have retired in 2000. Instead he has been the 800 pound gorilla of this race. Have you seen Jimmy Carter or W's father campaign like this?
The only person in America who can counter that 800 pound gorilla is Oprah Winfrey, the top celebrity in the world. And she must do so. She must get actively involved.
It was insightful of Oprah to do a $3 million fundraiser for Barack during this past quarter. Or we would have been in trouble.
Oprah Needs To Hit The Campaign Trail
Bill Clinton, Student Of Politics
Bill Clinton asked himself, what's up with this guy Obama? How come he is raising more money than me? I am the one who is supposed to be the master of this game. And then he studied. He figured Obama's edge comes from raising money online and raising money in small donations. So Bill Clinton proceeded to do numerous $25 a person fundraisers this past quarter. And that has made all the difference. He doggedly learned how to do it.
Barack, Student Of Politics
Bill Clinton has been swift boating Barack and Barack has been doing the John Kerry thing, he has been taking it lying down.
The politics of personal destruction was what the Republicans did to the Clintons in the 1990s. Ken Starr hounded everyone who ever said hello to Billie Clinton in Arkansas. Barack's new kind of politics says no to that.
But when Hillary 2008 relentlessly pounds you with the "strength and experience" phrase, and you don't hit back, that is not new kind of politics, that is not the politics of hope. It sure is not new, John Kerry did that in 2004. Politics is a contact sport. You don't get to stay above the fray.
That one phrase has done Barack in this past quarter. And it has to be countered.
Barack: Strength And Judgment
Strength? What Strength? Experience? What Experience
Judgment And Leadership
Barack had the judgment and leadership to oppose this war back in 2002.
Barack has the judgment and leadership to bring people together and deliver universal health care.
Barack has the judgment and leadership to make America popular again in the world.
Barack has the judgment and leadership to turn the page on the old kind of politics.
Use of that phrase has to be so relentless that it should be obvious to one and all that that is supposed to be a counterstrike to the "strength and experience" phrase.
Hillary And Barack: Coke And Gatorade, Not Coke And Pepsi
The Clintons have done a good job of blurring the differences. They have managed to cast the impression that Barack and Hillary are Coke and Pepsi. It does not really matter. Both are smart. Both are progressive. We all make mistakes, so what if Hillary voted for the war back in the days. Barack will end the war, so will Hillary. Barack will give you health care, so will Hillary. So why not go for the tested and tried Clinton brand name? That is the Coke-Pepsi version.
The Coke and Gatorade version is that Hillary's vote for the war shows a serious lapse of judgment that also colors what she might do elsewhere. Will she stand up to public opinion like leadership sometimes asks for?
Bringing the troops back home is not the only thing to do to make up for a wrong vote, as Hillary seems to think. Where is her plan to fight the Al Qaeda? The real mistake of the Iraq War was the eyes were taken off the Al Qaeda. How would she remedy that? How will she put the eyes back on the Al Qaeda? She has not said much about that.
The Coke and Gatorade thing becomes much more clear on health care and ethics reform and on foreign policy. On foreign policy, Hillary is Bush-Cheney Lite. Bush will not talk to the hostile regimes, so Hillary will not either. She is more like Bush than like Bill Clinton. Bill Clinton talked to Kim Jong Il.
Preparing For Debates
That is key. You assemble people who stand in for all your rivals, and you get your staff to come up with all possible questions. And you work on one liners in advance. And you deliver.
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South Carolina Debate
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