Thursday, January 29, 2004
Dean's national campaign manager was just on inside politics, and i'm not sure what to think at this point. On one hand, yes, there are still a load of big primary states to go, but in saying that they don't need to compete in the Feb. 3rd primaries....that's a little crazy to me. They sound almost as crazy in denial as Lieberman at this point. I mean, they went from perceived front runner status to losing the first two major battles (battles they were projected to win big just two weeks ago), changing major senior staff, and being almost out of money. They've had to pull their ads in the Feb 3rd states while everyone else is running them. The only thing i can think is they're taking this time to desaturate the electorate. Maybe they think since his name is already out there, they'll let the voters get sick of everyone else, and then those voters will go to the polls for Dean? That's crazy-probably not crazy enough to work. I dunno-I'm no great political strategist...I guess we'll just wait til next tuesday and see. In the meantime, I'm still looking forward to the debate this evening just to see the change in dynamics.