December 2, 2007

THERE'S A FINE LINE...:

Memo to Obama: win Iowa or lose the race (Karl Rove, December 2 2007, Financial Times)

TO: Senator Barack Obama

FROM: Karl Rove

SUBJECT: How to Beat Hillary

Not that you have asked for advice, but here it is anyway: Iowa is your chance to best her. If you do not do it there, odds are you never will anywhere. You are way behind her in most national polls. The only way to change that is to beat her in Iowa so people around America take another look at you. You did a smart thing organising effectively in the early primary states. But you can take advantage of that only if you win Iowa and keep her from building an overwhelming sense of invincibility and inevitability.

The good news is you have again got “the buzz”. Polls are looking better for you in Iowa and the other early states. Your press is improving, with your performance at the Iowa Jefferson-Jackson dinner a big help. Hillary Clinton has made unforced errors. But she is still the frontrunner and there are several things you need to do quickly to win.

First, stop acting like a vitamin-deficient Adlai Stevenson.


...between not scaring the ofays and seeming like a milquetoast.

Posted by Orrin Judd at December 2, 2007 7:16 PM
Comments

I am still waiting for the "separated at birth" photoshopped pictures of Effendi Obama in desert tribal garb alongside of Khadaffi.

This situation is analogous the that of a canditate named Hans Helmut Hohenzollern running for president the middle of World War One.

Posted by: Lou Gots at December 3, 2007 3:49 AM

From the article:
"Hillary comes across as cold, distant and conspiracy-minded, more like Richard Nixon than her sunny, charming husband."

Ouch! Love that Rove.

Posted by: Bryan at December 3, 2007 8:18 AM
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