Thursday, August 23, 2007

Eletion2008Polls - Why Huckabee Can Challenge Romney In Iowa

Be sure to read the Election2008Polls report that explains why Mike Huckabee shows the strength to challenge Mitt Romney in Iowa. This initial summary defines the clear problem of Republican politics that I have bemoaned for years! :

Summary: Mike Huckabee has a bump in post-debate polls then drops back down after voters question his viability. With Huckabee's strong second place performance at the Ames Straw Poll, his viability will no longer be questioned by Iowa voters. Look for a surge in the upcoming polls.

Voters question a candidate’s “viability” based on the profile reported in the media. We may passively suppose that the media only reports polls of the public. But, te public polls reflect what people know from the media!

The people must eventually take up their power and determine that it is their business to study the candidate (there is more information available online than the media ever has or ever will deliver) and choose what they support, not what the believe is possible listening to something else. They are the ones who decide what is possible.

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Stephen R. Maloney said...

I will be reprinting an essay by David Shribman, executive editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. It deals with the efforts by all candidate to "write a narrative" about who they are and what they stand for. At the same time, the media generally will be writing their own "narrative," while opposing candidates will be doing something similar. For example, Hillary Clinton is writing a narrative for Obama that potrays him as "naive" and "careless" in his public statements. That's not exactly the narrative Obama wants to present. I don't think Mike's "narrative" about himself is false, but it is a difficult one to get across, not mainly because of MSM bias but because there are a lot of candidates and people are not ready to open up their minds and ears yet. At this point, it's important for someone like Mike to get across a very simple (but strong) message. By the way, the "debate" format with its sound bite essence works against him doing that.


Larry Perrault said...

His personality comes through in public appearances, which is why there is a positive response from debates and stump campaigning as in the early states