Musings —06.24.2015 08:54 AM—
Here’s the three that bug me the most:
There’s nothing more pathetic in politics than: I was quoted out of context/ He’s way better in person/ The other guys will self-destruct.
— Warren Kinsella (@kinsellawarren) June 23, 2015
Ipso facto, when your campaign and/or candidate is reduced to whinging and mewling about “being quoted of context,” you will immediately know that you are toast. When you hear your colleagues saying stuff like: “If only people got to meet [candidate] in person, they’d see what a nice guy he is!”…you are going down in flames. And, of course, the worst one of all is building a campaign strategy that depends entirely on the other side blowing themselves up. For what, and when, and how, we know not. Just: “You’ll see! He’s going to self-destruct! Just wait!”
Question: which national political party is most often heard making these excuses, lately?