Monday, June 11, 2012

Photographic Coup?

In the 1988 presidential election, the Democratic Party nominee was Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis.  Within his party he was known as the “Massachusetts Miracle,” but the general public viewed him as weak on military matters.
The Dukakis campaign, taking a page from Margaret Thatcher’s playbook, decided that if the British Prime Minister could score a photographic coup that would ultimately help win her reelection, then “Duke” Dukakis would climb aboard an M1 Abrams tank outside a General Dynamics plant in front of reporters.
Most of us are old sane enough to remember the result of that boondoggle. 
From the genius of Political Clown Parade

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