Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The Pyrrhic Huntsman

I suspect the candidacy of John Huntsman is one of those kind of lawyer techniques to get some point into the record without actually scoring any wins. You talk about an issue in a way that is absolutely designed to turn off the majority of the voters, and then reap the personal rewards of the few zealots you enlist.
Pat Buchanan was the master of this kind of campaigning. The beauty of it is, you don't have to lay out one dime of your own money, but you end up reaping all the benefits, book deals and TV contracts!