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Thu Dec 31, 2015, 02:49 PM

The Worst Political F-Ups of 2015



http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/worst-political-f-ups-2015

2) Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
The Republicans have held multiple thousands of debates this primary season, all on weeknights, a move that has helped their candidates get heavy media exposure of the sort that will help quite a bit when the general election comes around. But Schulz, the head of the Democratic National Committee, has arranged to hold two of the debates on a Saturday night–one on the weekend that the new “Star Wars” movie came out–which guaranteed lower ratings and reduced media coverage overall.

The common wisdom is that Schultz is doing this to help out Clinton by reducing voter exposure to her main competition, Bernie Sanders. If so, the move is backfiring. Yes, Sanders has done well in the debates, but overall, the debates have served the Clinton campaign the most. It’s not just that Clinton is a good debater, but that Sanders’ inherent geniality has taken the edge off what could have been a much uglier primary season. By hiding the debates, Schultz took away a major opportunity not just for Clinton to show off her chops, but for Clinton and Sanders (and, occasionally, Martin O’Malley) to remind the public at large how much more competent, cooperative and mature the Democrats are compared to the Republicans.

Her job seems to be making sure that the Dem Party remains Corporatist republican-lite. And screw everything else.

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Thu Dec 31, 2015, 02:53 PM

1. 'multiple thousands'? Wut?

 

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Thu Dec 31, 2015, 02:56 PM

2. LOL - yea, dunno what that was about

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