December 18, 2003

KERRY BETS IT ALL ON 23

Kerry camp pins hopes on Iowa, N.H. success (Patrick Healy, Boston Globe, 12/18/03)

Presidential candidate John F. Kerry has sharply curtailed campaign visits to states beyond Iowa and New Hampshire, betting virtually all of his political chips on success in one short month: January.
Either he's just trying to get this over with as soon as possible, or he fundamentally misunderstands the problem with his campaign. Would you want to be the aide that has to go tell him that letting the people in Iowa get to know him better might not his best strategy?

Posted by David Cohen at December 18, 2003 4:17 PM
Comments

Kerry is hopeless. He's now devoting all his resources to Iowa and N.H., but announced his candidacy in South Carolina?

Posted by: Fred Jacobsen at December 18, 2003 5:41 PM

As far as I can tell, Kerry's plan heading into '03 was: 1. Announce candidacy. 2. Accept nomination.

Posted by: David Cohen at December 18, 2003 5:44 PM

But....the model tested so well in Paris. Alors!

Posted by: jim hamlen at December 18, 2003 8:11 PM

Fred:

And said at that time that SC was his "fire wall".

Posted by: oj at December 18, 2003 8:26 PM
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