Ever see the guy with big overworked biceps – a beer belly like Homer Simpson – strutting down the boardwalk on skinny legs?
If you exercise you know to exercise the whole body. You don’t want to appear ridiculous with one part of your body muscular and the rest of the body emaciated. Same thing with political campaigns. All parts have to work if you want to have success.
We have written about this before. “The Hillary campaign is not only on target with the candidate’s communication skills, but it is on target on policy, on field organization, on rapid communication and response, on hiring of personnel, on landscape preparation, on understanding the electorate, on resources distribution among early states, on signage, on scheduling… well on just about everything.”
The Hillary campaign has raised a lot of money. But it is not solely focused on raising money. Hillary is paying attention to all aspects of her campaign and current events. On Thursday, June 28th, 2007 while preparing for that night’s Democratic debate Hillary was the first presidential candidate to respond to the Supreme Court ruling on race and school diversity decisions.
Today, we posted an article at Top Hillary Headlines (right hand column) about Hillary denouncing Ripublican Fred Thompson for “suggesting Cuban immigrants pose a terrorist threat.” Thompson made his remarks days ago. Where are the other Democratic candidates? Why haven’t they denounced Fred Thompson? Is the Hillary campaign the only functioning operation on the Democratic side?
Today the Obama campaign is crowing about the big dollars they have raised. Not a word on Thompson. They’re busy counting money. They might as well count money because they don’t want to look at the polls. The poll numbers, both state and national polls, are too ugly for them. We are waiting for the announcement that the money raised will be spent on orange caps for their Iowa workers.
Raising money is smart and good but not to the exclusion of the rest of the campaign. Unfortunately for them they are also having to spend money to get media attention now that their campaign, if you can call it that, falls apart. Even the paid media did not work out. Soon after the first commercials started airing in Iowa, they had to be yanked for revision. The stumbles from the Obama campaign thus far are many. We expect many more stumbles.
Obama: Not Ready.