Monday, September 20, 2010
This is an interesting communications technique -- using an opponent's advantage against the opponent. It could blow up on Obama if he has misestimated the public. That is, if the Tea Party represents a majority of the voting public rather than a vocal minority, the appeal to extremism won't work. It will backfire. One has to believe that there is a great deal of polling going on in the White House right now and late-night sessions interpreting numbers. It will be interesting to see if the White House has the conviction and courage to launch such a communications campaign. It will be enlightening to see the result.