Saturday, June 16, 2012
- I Question the Timing
I have said here before, somewhere, that Obama can’t win the Presidency, if he loses Pennsylvania. Now, this weekend, the right is clamoring for impeachment, because of an Executive Order about immigration. Tomorrow the Sunday shows will be all about the looney right. So do issues like this just fall out of the sky?
I got an invitation in the mail a few weeks ago to join Mitt on his bus tour. It went to the wrong mail box, so the person who got it threw it on the floor. This is New Jersey after all. So everybody has known where Mitt was going to be this weekend. Fast Eddie Rendell certainly knew, even though this time he was not fast enough.
In the bloodsport of political campaigns, it is about doing whatever is necessary to stop your opponent from delivering a harmful message. To do it well, you should “Be extremely subtle, even to the point of formlessness. Be extremely mysterious, even to the point of soundlessness. Thereby you can be the director of the opponent's fate.“
Mitt, in case you didn’t know, delivered a speech at the Weathering Casting and Machine Co. today. In Pennsylvania. Will anybody talk about how Mitt “resonated” in Pennsylvania with all this other noise?