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Ouch. That's just got to leave a mark. And just after McCain spent five minutes on Meet the Press lauding the full support of five, yes FIVE former Secretaries of State.

I am guessing that will be 4.5 for the next 96 or so hours.


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Really Jim, do you believe Obama is running his campaign? He made the choices of who should do that, he made smart choices and surrounded himself with what it seems to be intelligent & honest people but in no way is he really making any decisions regarding the real running of the campaign. I only hope he makes th same good choices in surrounding himself with good people to run the USA.
That, JE, is running the campaign. Notice that regardless of the pressure, no one in the Obama campaign threw personal life shit up on McCain or Palin? That was Obama. I agree he is not scheduling his air plane or deciding who stands or sits where at a rally. And he does not approve each word that comes out of the mouths of each of his campaign workers. But the flawlessness of the campaign for 21 months or so is a result of Obama setting standards and then measuring his team's performance against those standards to ensure they are all on the same track and are all aware of the upcoming perils before they are confronted with them. It is quite impressive. His organization went from zilch to thousands and they are all pushing in the same direction.

Picking a good staff, giving them goals and setting your expectations, then monitoring their performance is a key attribute of a successful executive. Doing everything yourself is a sign of a poorly organized, weak leader.

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Doing everything yourself is a sign of a poorly organized, weak leader.
actually that is just not leadership at all.

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McCain tried to downplay the significance of Colin Powell's criticisms of Palin by noting that Powell had never taken the time to understand her political gravitas.
What on earth is he waiting for, I wonder?
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