Friday, January 04, 2008

Was Mike Henry right after all?

Much was made last spring of a memo written by former Kaine campaign manager, now Clinton campaign official, Mike Henry, advocating that Clinton skip the Iowa caucuses. Mike's key point was that "playing" in Iowa was not strategic -- that Iowa traditionally was Clinton's "weakest state," that winning would require a costly investment with a relatively small return given Iowa's limited number of electoral votes, and that it would be smarter to focus on winning big on super Tuesday.

Mike's analysis was ridiculed on Raising Kaine and elsewhere.

After last night, could be that Clinton supporters might be wishing that the campaign had taken his advice to heart. At least, she might have had her "inevitability" still intact.

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