Monday, September 27, 2004
Forewarned is Forearmed
Except for a short time during the Dean surge (seems decades ago, doesn't it) the Bush people expected that John Kerry would be the likely Democratic nominee in 2004 and planned their strategy accordingly. The same is true of the Clinton campaign in 1996 against Bob Dole. I wonder if knowing your opponent well ahead of time helps an incumbent president. Conversely, in 1992, I don't think the Bush 41 people figured they would end up running against Bill Clinton. I'm sure their early strategizing focused on Mario Cuomo, Bill Bradley, or Dick Gephardt. Just a thought.