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Don't Blame Campaign Aides for GOP's Woes

Brhurdle Wrote: Mar 18, 2013 7:56 PM
I couldn't disagree more with Mr. York. Per his logic, the consultants have no effect on the campaign so what purpose do they have? I find it highly improbable that Romney's lack of aggression in the latter half of the campaign wasn't a calculated strategy recommended by the consultants.The loss appears to have been primarily due to low turnout of the conservative base. The consultants should have seen this and recommended a strategy that would have energized/motivated the conservative base.

If there was any villain at the just-completed Conservative Political Action Conference, it was the generic figure of the Republican political consultant. Overpaid, unprincipled, always on the lookout for the next client -- or easy mark -- the consultants, to listen to a number of CPAC speakers, have helped bring the Republican Party to its current low state.

Democratic consultant Pat Caddell got the ball rolling with his remarks at a CPAC session titled “Should We Shoot All the Consultants Now?”

“The Republican Party,”Caddell said, “is in the grips of what I call the CLEC -- the consultant, lobbyist and establishment...