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Memo for: Team Romney - Subject: The Candidates and Talk Radio

Jan13 Wrote: Aug 16, 2012 4:29 PM
John, you've just given the perfect description of why Obama, Campaigner in Chief, has cowardly limited his interviews to ONLY left-wing shows--to keep his spin from being challenged. That non-confrontational format reinforces other evidence that he is incapable of discussing real issues, national or international. He uses the friendly left-wing media to regurgitate his absurd, personal attacks, and they do. Hugh's point is that GOP candidates have NOT capitalized on getting their message out through friendly channels.

This is a long memo, born of two decades of frustration with the Beltway sharpies who run campaigns and are clueless about talk radio. There is no hostility here, just frustration with the invincible ignorance of the consulting class that wouldn't know the difference between a Thursday afternoon drive show in Denver and a late night dollar-a-holler stick in Flat Plains, Nowhere.

By way of background, I began my talk radio career in 1990. In the 22 years since, I have covered six presidential races. Before that I watched two presidential races from within the Reagan Administration, and...

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