The Scozzafava campaign has not exactly been a text book stellar campaign.
The candidate has been underfunded from the get go and this blog has consistently preached about getting earned media, getting the candidate into print newsrooms, in TV studios and getting a presence on the internet talking about the issues.
The Owens campaign served up red meat on a platter - "Invisi-Bill" - they loaded the campaign gun and all the Scozzafava campaign had to do was fire away.
But, the publicity the Scozzafava campaign received yesterday is NOT the earned media they needed; it is the last thing a campaign needs - campaign workers becoming distractions.
Scozzafava had enough to worry about with Hoffman and his minions on the attack 24/7, lacking any credible campaign of their own to run, except that "I am not Dede." Now, the Scozzafava campaign has ignited the far right media that has heretofore been somewhat passively (except RedState) following the campaign.
As if Scozzafava's campaign did not have enough to worry about, now they have:
William Kristol & The Weekly Standard
The Wall Street Journal
The National Review
and Fox News.
This is the headache the candidate did not need heading into the final weeks. In the wake of yesterday's events these media outlets will become more persistent.
This campaign has been seriously, seriously mismanaged and the candidate needs to take the reins heading into the homestretch.
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