Monday, November 17, 2008

Good read for future political architects: The Four Hard Lessons of Campaign 2008

Here's a good read from Carol Platt Liebau on for my fellow armchair political strategists who are already plotting the next election cycle.

In a nutshell, according to Ms. Liebau:

1. It is impossible for any Republican presidential candidate to garner
favorable mainstream media coverage, so long as s/he represents the more
socially conservative electoral choice.

2. Campaign finance “reform”
will always have a disproportionately negative impact on Republicans.

3. Republicans can’t win over Latinos through appeals on the illegal immigration

4. “Mavericks” end up leading a party of one.

We all know what happens when we don't learn from the lessons of history. Let the Karl Roves of tomorrow move on with these lessons in hand.

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