January 16, 2019

Is Al Gore Saying All The Air Went Out of Obama’s Campaign?

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By Aaron Goldstein on 10.4.12 @ 12:53PM I just watched the video Wlady linked to featuring Al Gore blaming President Obama’s poor debate performance on the thin air in Denver. Is the former Vice-President saying all that air went out of Obama’s campaign? Well, given the consensus, it […]

The Real Danger of the Obama Campaign Strategy

There’s a story about a young man who comes home one day and says to his father, “Dad, I know who I am and what I want to do with my life: I’m a sea captain.” The father looks at him and says, “Son, you know you’re a sea captain, and I know you’re a […]

Wile E. Coyote Joins Obama Campaign Team

Memo to Acme Products From:  Roadrunner Campaign Consultants To:  Acme Product Development Subject:  The Obama market I see that you’ve okayed my idea for your new line of exploding cigar wrappers for the Obama market, now that Wile E. Coyote has joined the Obama campaign:  “The private sector is doing just fine.” “You didn’t build […]

Campaign Cash from Jews Is Bad Only if It Goes to Republicans

The New York Times has been a bit obsessed this campaign cycle with  all the big-money checks going to groups backing Mitt Romney for president, or to support conservative causes.  Since the Supreme Court’s decision in the Citizens United case, the political left has railed against the decision, which in their collective minds has meant […]

Trayvon and Zimmerman: The Structure and Elements of a Disinformation Campaign

“Trayvon,” of course, is Trayvon Martin, the black 17-year-old who was killed two months ago in Florida.  “Zimmerman” is George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch captain who shot him.  Referring to Martin by his first name and Zimmerman by his last is just one small tactic in the national media campaign to make Martin’s death an […]

Romney Campaign Arizona Co-Chair Resigns in Gay Sex Scandal

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By Robert Stacy McCain on 2.18.12 @ 9:34PM A bizarre scandal has struck Mitt Romney’s campaign in Arizona, just four days before a crucial Republican presidential debate. According to the Phoenix New Times, an illegal Mexican immigrant claims that he was threatened with deportation if he refused to be silent […]

The Underlying Issue of the 2012 Campaign

Lost amid the fiction-based stage play that is the Obama re-election campaign and the contentious Republican nomination battle that has been focused solely on the personal destruction of various candidates is the failure to address the underlying factors that have created the ever-growing angst among the American people. The majority of the people know based […]

The Liveliest Campaign Season Since 1968

Those who slight the Republican primary candidates and sneer at their campaigns are either innocently misinforming their audience or strategically disinforming them.  In fact, this is the all-around spunkiest campaign season I have witnessed since 1968 and the smartest since about 1864. I have been tracking campaigns closely since 1960.  Then, as a pre-teen paperboy […]

Santorum Says Campaign ‘Hitting Our Stride’ in Iowa

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By Robert Stacy McCain on 12.9.11 @ 7:16PM Rick Santorum says his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination is on pace to exceed expectations in the Iowa caucuses Jan. 3. “We’re hitting our stride at just the right time,” the former Pennsylvania senator said Friday as he traveled […]

Herman Cain Campaign Chief: ‘They Can’t Catch Us’

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By Robert Stacy McCain on 11.11.11 @ 12:15AM Herman Cain’s long-term strategy of building grassroots “infrastructures” through the Tea Party movement gives the Republican front-runner a decisive advantage, his campaign’s controversial chief of staff said Thursday. “We run a million miles an hour. And you know what? We […]