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A pivotal moment?

On August 8, 2007 By

I agree with Matthews and Olbermann – this man, this moment, might well be one that changes how Americans view health care. Or more precisely, how tolerant they are of how their elected officials view health care.

For at least four years Americans have wanted universal health care by a 2 to 1 margin. Hell, even 51% of Republican voters want universal health care. And yet all Republican Presidential candidates can talk about are “tax incentives” to “encourage Americans to buy coverage”. That’s like slapping a band-aid on an arterial wound.

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John Edwards: Hair (Video)

On July 24, 2007 By

I once advocated John Edwards shave his head to deflect the expensive haircut parroting that was hurting him. While they opted not to go with this risky outsider type of tactic, they did do something. A YouTube video debuted at last night’s debate.

It’s well done, but might do more to remind people of the hair thing (hadn’t heard much about it lately) than help. There is also no tie-in. John can say “did you see the hair video?” and that’s about it. I do like the video and the concept, just not sure it gives John the […]

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Obama: The Musical

On May 23, 2007 By

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The flap over expensive haircuts has not been adequately dealt with and in my view has gotten out of hand and will eventually do big harm to the Edwards campaign unless it is handled in a forceful, creative, and aggressive way.

John Edwards should get his head shaved – on national TV – by Lance Armstrong – to raise money for cancer research.

Does 3 things:

1. Steals the news cycle in a big way and gets some shine
2. Ties into something everyone cares about: a cancer cure
3. Allows him for months to say […]

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