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March 27, 2007

C’mon now

The problem with John Kerry, Michael Dukakis and Al Gore wasn’t that they were bad candidates, oh no, it’s that they had bad, money-hungry consultants.

Via Ben Smith.

Posted by Karol at 12:44 PM |
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There is some validity to this story. Remember Joe Trippi, Howard Dean’s campaign manager. Trippi got 30% of every advertising dollar that Dean spent. Result: Trippi made over $10 million and Dean was broke after only two primaries.
The two characteristics of all Democrats highlighted in this story: greed and lack of common sense are the reasons Democrats make bad candidates.

Posted by: Jake at March 27, 2007 at 8:19 pm

Joe Trippi pioneered the campaign that isn’t based around television spending. What you just said makes… no sense. Bob Shrum, on the other hand, fits the bill big time.

Posted by: Sam L. at March 27, 2007 at 9:51 pm

Here’s the thing. As bad as they were, even the Duke got 45% support of the American people back in 88. And I hate to say it but I don’t see any Kerrys or Dukakises (Dukaki?) in the Dem first tier.

Posted by: Von Bek at March 28, 2007 at 9:40 am

Sam L.
Trippi is not only a greedy bastard but he is a con man. He blew through $40 million of Dean’s money in three weeks. That money either went for television or went up a lot of Democrats’ noses.

Posted by: Jake at March 28, 2007 at 1:02 pm

Karol, don’t tap the glass. :)

Posted by: Mark Poling at March 29, 2007 at 9:50 am

They weren’t bad candidates, so much as they ran terrible campaigns.

Posted by: Not Dawn Summers at March 31, 2007 at 10:08 pm
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