Strategy ’08

Obama vs. the other guy, 2008

A Quick Note About All the Palin Family News Today

A quick statement – there is a lot of news coming out today about Palin’s family. I don’t think Democrats need to touch it now and should stay far away from it. As First Read points out, McCain is using the distraction of Hurricane Gustav to dump all the bad news out in the open, and cleverly, it probably will get lost in the news mix.

My recommendation: a surrogate waits a couple weeks, pulls out all the varying pieces of info that have been coming out about Sarah Palin, and putw the question squarely to the media: “How carefully did McCain make this decision to put someone a heartbeat away from the Presidency? This question needs to be examined.”

Remember, as Greg points out it’s not about Palin. It’s about McCain’s judgment. So don’t talk about specific things going on with her family, just point out that there has been a lot of stuff coming out and it begs the question: how carefully did McCain make this judgment?

UPDATE: I’m sure Dems will stay away from this, but the Republicans WANT to tie the Dems to it, to unleash a backlash from attacking a 17-year-old. Let’s not fall into their cynical trap.


September 1, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized, Veepstakes | , , ,


  1. I’m not sure if this “news dump” will work. Few things grab the media’s attention more than a hurricane, but this might be one of them. In any case, the Obama camp should stay far away from this as it relates to Palin.

    Comment by turneresq | September 1, 2008 | Reply

  2. I’m just stunned at the ineptitude.

    And, if the news disappeared, the news dump would work. But apparently, we have 4 plus remaining months for it to sink in.

    Comment by ksh01 | September 1, 2008 | Reply

  3. Agree, Dems, the Obama campaign, all surrogates should stay light years away from this Springerfest. The 24/7 media will be all over this like a missing white girl. Most American voters (except the extremem fundicrats) will not approve of this kind of drama in the White House.

    Comment by CParis | September 1, 2008 | Reply

  4. Let TMZ and the other celebrity news cover the unwed pregnant Palin girl.

    Comment by robert | September 1, 2008 | Reply

  5. Here is a quick note about the Obama farce —


    You are the first candidate the U.S. has had in a long time that has continued to spread false information from the first time you hit the campaign trail.

    I find your technique one of the most offensive I have ever experienced. I find your ethics are on the border of being unethical and your manipulation of the facts most disgusting.

    It is common knowledge that the media will always press United States citizens to vote for the candidate who offers them the biggest kick-backs, pay-backs, and over-all “favors”. That is you, Obama.

    Then look at your over all personas: Your stance, the way you hold your head, your gestures, the clothes you wear, the pronouns and adjectives you use. Everything about you is the personification of an individual, who does NOT, let me repeat DOES NOT, have the United States citizens interests’ at heart. You are an elitist and the persona I just described is living proof — your entire appearance is proof — FACT — of what I say.

    Okay – now let’s talk about education. You have a law degree but did not practice law. Why? Readers – look this one up and you will see why. And, the result is not a positive one.

    Then there is the community organizer work you undertook in the state of Illinois. That, too, has been overstated and turned into something “positive” that it in fact was NOT. Dear readers – check this one out yourself as there are many Illinois citizens who will tell you the “truth.”

    My education – NOBAMA – is equal to or greater than your education. I do have the same ability as you to influence U.S. Citizens: And I certainly am taking the opportunity to exploit you for what you truly are.

    You see I am an educator, who works for a famous “Research One” institution, who has the ability to write Journal Articles that all college students will use for research. The true facts about you will come out and in a place that will most definitely do the most good – to influence voters “young voters” on how to spot an individual who does not represent the United States in the capacity as he states he will. Make no mistake, Obama, people will definitely know the subject of the Journal Articles is referencing you and your 2008 Presidential campaign.

    See you in “honest” fact-finding print.

    Comment by Versailles | October 4, 2008 | Reply

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