Tactics and Substance in the 2004 Elections GoogleNews: Howard Dean

January 8, 2004

by V

Risk taker?

Political Wire: Dean Plays Cautious
Interestingly, a USA Today profile of Dean campaign manager Joe Trippi portrays him as a risk taker despite the campaign's new cautious tone.
Even if I accept the premise that Dean's campaign is being more cautious at the moment, how does that negate (or even mitigate) the fact that Trippi and Dean have already taken many, many risks in this campaign (many of which have paid off) and can be reasonably expected to take more risks in the future?

It's as though Goddard believes that to deserve the name 'risk-taker', you have to take a new risk every other day. Hey, it doesn't matter if you took twenty big risks last year, you're not a risk-taker any more if you play it safe for three weeks!

That is Pickleresque crap, and I frankly expected better from PoliticalWire.

There's risk-taking, and there's stupid recklessness. Trippi is neither stupid nor reckless.
Posted by V at January 8, 2004 08:16 AM

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