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  •  The marketing opportunity wasn't lost (0+ / 0-)

    When I tuned into the news and cable shows this evening, they were talking about McCain and his houses and how out of touch he is.

    Why would he want to pre-empt that for a VP announcement?

    "The world is a mess and I just need to rule it." -- Dr. Horrible

    by BobzCat on Fri Aug 22, 2008 at 08:51:35 PM PDT

    •  In many ways, it was. (1+ / 0-)
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      The reason I say that is because he held on too long; he should have let it go earlier to maximize his opportunity.

      Al Gore for President!

      by VickiStein on Fri Aug 22, 2008 at 08:57:20 PM PDT

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      •  Maximize his opportunity? (0+ / 0-)

        What kind of business school gobbledy-gook is that?

        What he maximized was John McCain's and the GOP's discomfort, as they were exposed as out-of-touch and insensitive to the concerns of average Americans, with McCain himself providing ammunition almost daily.

        Obama's theme all week has been the economy, and McCain's blunders fell right into his narrative.  Without a VP announcement, the poilitical media had nothing else to do but to play McCain's gaffes over and over. By the end of the week, people were talking about Republican candidate's wealth, age, and general cluelessness being potential game-changers.

        And all the while, the buzz about Obama's VP lingered in the background, with palpable excitement and anticipation, and a locked-out media machine chewing its own leg off.

        Now, despite the late night leak, the morning texted revelation will hit people before they turn their TVs on, and when they do, they'll see our candidates together in Springfield.

        Constantly negative media attention for the GOP all week, and then total media domination between now and next Thursday.

        You might say he maximized his marketable potential in a successfully impactful way, but I'll just call it brilliant.

        "The world is a mess and I just need to rule it." -- Dr. Horrible

        by BobzCat on Fri Aug 22, 2008 at 10:39:27 PM PDT

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