Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Campaign Strategy 101

The elusive Sharron Angle, Republican candidate for the Senate from Nevada runs away — literally — from the press unless it’s a friendly venue like a conservative radio talk show.

In a segment fit for TMZ, one intrepid reporter chased her on foot outside a restaurant this month, repeatedly asking why she had once said that “if this Congress keeps going the way it is, people are really looking toward those Second Amendment remedies.” She ignored the questioner and tried to outpace him, in a video clip replayed across the state.

One campaign observer noted, “If she’s not answering all the questions, it’s probably because she doesn’t have the answers yet.”

That sounds like the Tea Party kind of campaign strategy.