Saturday, February 28, 2009

Tactics vs. Strategy

One of the hilarious things about the presidential campaign was McCain accusing Obama of not understanding the difference between tactics and strategy. McCain, the guy who ran a day-by-day reactionary campaign, while Obama pretty much kept to a big picture strategy throughout the primary and presidential campaigns.

This came to mind as several weeks ago Obama came under a great deal of criticism for "engaging Rush Limbaugh." It was considered a mistake to elevate the big fat idiot. And now today Limbaugh, as the putative leader of the republican party, addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) and gives a red meat speech designed for maybe 35% of the country, absolute tops.

I think Obama is probably pretty happy to see those 35% entertained and energized at the expense of scaring off everybody else.

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