Posted by Karol at 12:44 PM
Technorati Tags: Democratic+Consultants Election+2008
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.
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.
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.
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.
Karol, don’t tap the glass.
They weren’t bad candidates, so much as they ran terrible campaigns.