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  •  her campaign has been lousy (2+ / 0-)
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    True North, Cc inWinston

    for the following reasons:

    1. She seemed to assume that she'd have it wrapped up after Super Tuesday.  She was completely unprepared for a long , hard slog.
    1. She put little effort and money into small states
    1. She was grossly unprepared; examples:  in Iowa, some of her materials had the wrong caucus date,  in Texas, her campaign didn't even know the rules for assigning delegates until very recently.

    This doesn't bode well for someone who is running on "experience" and "ready on day one".

    When liberals saw 9-11, we wondered how we could make the country safe. When conservatives saw 9-11, they saw an investment opportunity.

    by onanyes on Mon Feb 18, 2008 at 09:37:56 AM PST

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    •  She was never (1+ / 0-)
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      going to win a long hard slog.  Her campaign strategy was based on "shock and awe".  The only way to win with her incredibly high negatives was to convince everybody that she was going to win and that resistance was futile.  If she had won Iowa and New Hampshire, this campaign would now be over.  Remember, the African-American vote didn't begin to shift to Obama until after he won Iowa.  Once she lost Iowa, it became almost impossible for her to recover.  It's not a matter of "themes"--it's her high negatives that are the problem.

      •  still, there are basic (0+ / 0-)

        competency issues here, such as having a staff that learns the rules of the states in question.

        There is NO excuse for not having that.

        When liberals saw 9-11, we wondered how we could make the country safe. When conservatives saw 9-11, they saw an investment opportunity.

        by onanyes on Mon Feb 18, 2008 at 10:48:06 AM PST

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