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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Hawkeye Review: Campaign preview: IDP and Culver invoke "Rule 11"

Excerpted from this post at Hawkeye Review

With a sitting Governor who is extremely vulnerable, there's no doubt
that the IDP and team Culver will be invoking "Rule 11" from Saul
Alinsky's book, Rules for Radicals, published in 1972. In fact,
forget the prediction, it's already happening... Rule 11: Pick the
target, freeze it, personalize it, polarize it. Don't try to attack
abstract corporations or bureaucracies. Identify a responsible
individual. Ignore attempts to shift or spread the blame. Yesterday,
IDP Chair Michael Kiernan immediately attacked the statewide radio ad
unveiled by GOP gubernatorial candidate Christian Fong. ... For all
the valid criticism directed by the Republican party at Governor
Culver, you can expect Frew to immediately attack and challenge the
messenger.

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