Tactics and Substance in the 2004 Elections GoogleNews: Howard Dean

October 21, 2003

by J

Clark Campaign Leakers

V pointed out that Clark has pulled out of Iowa. And yet, the MSNBC campaign embed reports that the decision was leaked to the press before Clark himself had signed off on the strategy. This seems, well, not good.
A source within the campaign tells me that the fact that Iowa is completely off the table in terms of campaigning was leaked to a major paper before Clark had signed off on that course. A senior aide said: "He does want to compete he was advised against it." He has now obviously OKd the decision but was not pleased initially that the decision had been made and leaked before a discussion was had. "He was disturbed. It was leaked out without his knowledge."
This kind of stuff needs to stop if Clark doesn't want accusations of being a puppet of Washington/DLC/DNC masters to stick.
Posted by J at October 21, 2003 08:28 AM
Comments

So, not only did Clark's advisers override their candidate, but they leaked that fact to the press.

Are they trying to sabotage him from within?

Is this any way to run a newspaper?

Posted by: V at October 21, 2003 09:21 AM

Clark's campaign is in a civil war. It is the DLCers vs. DraftClarkers. Watch which way this goes. If the DLC wins Clark is done for. This election is all about exposing the administration's crooked schemes, Enron economics, wartime profiteering and crony capitalism. If the DLC wins over Clark he will be a stooge of the same corporate jugernaught, and they will, in the end, select Bush.

Posted by: MediaFreeze at October 21, 2003 04:28 PM

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