Monday, September 21, 2009
One is put into a difficult communications position when the President of the United States asks him not to run for office. That is what has happened to the governor of New York who has declared he is still running. What kind of message does one have to have in light of this? He can't expect help from the White House. He won't get the support of the Democratic party at the state level. Does he run against both parties in an independent campaign, which are usually unsuccessful? One can only imagine what his communications staff is thinking now, but it is a challenge that usually results in failure. It will be interesting to read the themes that the governor adopts for the campaign.