Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Spin Driving Strategy?

I don't really mind the various examples of the Clinton campaign asserting that the states Obama wins somehow don't matter. Spin is spin and campaigns do it.

But it does seem to make the spin even barely plausible you have to let it drive strategy by pulling a Giuliani and stopping your campaigning in those states.

That seems like a mistake.

...In comments Hecate objects to the "not campaigning" characterization. Certainly it's a bit of hyperbole to assert that. Clinton was in fact campaigning in the Potomac area. But there's campaigning and then there's expending resources to build an organization. Anyway we'll see what the spin is tomorrow assuming results happen as expected. If it's "didn't win, didn't try" then this observation is valid. If not, I'll retract it.