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Sunday, August 06, 2006

The Hatch campaign

The Star Tribune has an article on the Hatch campaign and how he is saving his money for the stretch run. This isn't a terribly bad idea. He also seems to have contempt for the typical DFL "expert" consultants who tell candidates how to waste their money. I agree with this wholeheartedly. These people care only about getting paid, not winning elections or changing the terms of the debate. What is more effective, "earth tones" Al Gore or "An Inconvenient Truth" passionate Al Gore?

If I could do one thing, it would be to put people like Bob Shrum out on the street, and get people like Bill Hillsman involved instead.

5 Comments:

At 5:59 PM, August 06, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is Hatch relying more on a coordinated campaign effort? He is using State DFL resources that could be better spent on endorsed candidates facing primaries? It’s great that Hatch is saving his own resources but is he doing so at the cost of his own party?

 
At 6:11 PM, August 06, 2006, Anonymous SlyDi said...

Mike Hatch has been so M.I.A. on the campaign trail that many wonder if he's running at all... Perhaps he's going to blow the election to get even with the DFL for perceived past slights?

 
At 9:15 PM, August 06, 2006, Blogger Rahelio said...

Hatch has been missing on the trail? Where have you been looking? I've bumped into him a lot. I still haven't bumped into T-Paw. Saw Lourey twice; both times she was out of reach.

 
At 12:08 AM, August 07, 2006, Anonymous Chris said...

Bob Shrum actually has a pretty good record when it comes to Senate and Gubernatorial races. Better than Bill Hillsman's.

That's what happened in 2000, in fact. Mark Dayton hired Shrum's consulting firm, and Mike Ciresi had Hillsman doing his ads. Look who won.

 
At 11:58 AM, August 07, 2006, Blogger Ag said...

I could see him hiring more staffers, but I do see this as refreshing, and he is out everywhere, along with his lawnsigns

 

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