Driving County Roads

An on line journal sharing my views. The content reflects my background as a rural person employed in agriculture and as a retired elected official of local government.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

CAMPAIGN TACTICS

"He recognized that anything he said would be scanned scrupulously for partisan purposes. The slightest departure from the printed record would be distorted by friends as well as enemies. Even his simple reiteration of a previous position might, in the midst of a campaign, give it new emphasis."

Are we talking about one of the candidates for governor of Minnesota or a candidate for Senate from some other state? No, we are talking about Candidate Abraham Lincoln in the campaign of 1860. (Taken from "Team of Rivals" - Doris Kearns Goodwin.) I think there is a song lyric about "everything old being new again". So true. end

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